Ryan Christie will miss Celtic’s Europa League play off first leg tie against AZ Alkmaar but Liel Abada is available to face the Dutch side.
Both players missed Sunday’s 3-2 win over Hearts but the Israeli is back in contention for a place to pick up on the promising start that he has made to his Celtic career.
Christie was one of the key figures in last week’s 3-0 win over Jablonec but a knock that he took late on in that game means he’ll be on the sidelines against Alkmaar.
Ange Postecoglou says Liel Abada will be fit for tomorrow but Ryan Christie will miss out.
He says the club are “very close” to a couple of deals.
He added right-back Josip Juranovic is one of a number of players they’ve been linked with but wouldn’t be drawn on individuals
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Abada’s return creates a dilemma for Ange Postecoglou with Odsonne Edouard and James Forrest joining Kyogo Furuhashi in the weekend win over Hearts.
James McCarthy has been added to the squad for the Alkmaar ties but it is unlikely that Postecoglou will break up the midfield trio of Callum McGregor, David Turnbull and Tom Rogic.