By Harvey Byrne

Manager Brendan Rodgers has told that Moussa Dembele is “still not training” ahead of Friday’s Premiership clash with Aberdeen.

The 20-year-old striker has been out of action for the Hoops since suffering a thigh injury during Rodgers’ side’s 2-0 victory over fierce rivals Rangers in the Scottish Cup.

The Frenchman has since missed two matches against the Gers and St. Johnstone in the league and it is almost certain that he will sit out of Friday’s match at Pittodrie Stadium.

The Northern Irish boss told in his pre-match press conference on Wednesday, as covered by the official Twitter account that Dembele was “working well,” but still not fit enough to return to training.

Dembele has become one of Celtic’s key players this season after joining from Fulham in the summer.

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He has starred in 49 appearances for the club, returning 32 goals and nine assists and he will now be looking to make a return to the Celtic team before the campaign’s end.

Rodgers’ side have three more league games left this season to complete their unbeaten run with clashes against the Dons, Partick Thistle and Hearts all coming up, while they will also face Aberdeen once more at the end of the month for the Scottish Cup final.

In other Celtic news, Jozo Simunovic took a dig back at this Rangers senior man during a question and answer session with the Hoops.

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