Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that defender Dedryck Boyata should be fit for the Hoops’ upcoming match against Hearts at Tynecastle.

The Belgian was forced off with an injury in the second-half of the 3-1 win over Hamilton, but as quoted by the Evening Times, Rodgers stated that the player “should be fine”.

“Boyata should be fine,” he revealed. “The medical tell me that it’s just a slight stretch of his groin but he should be ok.”

The 27-year-old mainstay has had an up and down season, he earned a recall back into the Belgian squad following some good performances at the start of the season.

However, he seems to have regressed recently and was at fault for Hibs’ equaliser in the recent 2-2 draw between the teams at Easter Road.

The player has Brendan Rodgers to thank for his Celtic career, as he was thought to be finished at the club after a dreadful performance in the Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Rangers 2016.

Rodgers saw something in him though and he formed a partnership with Jozo Simunovic with helped guide the Bhoys to their first domestic treble since 2001 and their first unbeaten league campaign since the 1890s.

If Boyata is struggling to start the game, 19-year-old Kristoffer Ajer strolled through the game against Hamilton and could have played well enough to keep his place in the team for the trip to Tynecastle.

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