Both Mikael Lustig and Nir Bitton are injury doubts for Celtic ahead of Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final.
Brendan Rodgers has said that “both players will be given every chance” to play in the game.
The news was reported on PA Sports Scottish football editor Gavin McCafferty’s Twitter account on Friday afternoon.
— Gavin McCafferty (@GavinMcCafferty) November 24, 2017
Lustig was taken off after injured after only 12 minutes of Celtic’s 7-1 defeat by PSG on Wednesday night, where ironically enough he was replaced by Bitton.
If Lustig misses the game it seems likely that Cristian Gamboa will come in from the cold to replace him.
Gamboa hasn’t featured for Celtic since a poor performance in the 3-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich last month.
Bitton has mostly played at centre-back this season, filling in for the likes of Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata when required.
With the return to fitness of Simunovic it seems that he will move back into his natural position of midfield.
Celtic go into Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final against Motherwell aiming to retain the trophy that they won last year as part of a domestic treble.
The Bhoys defeated Aberdeen 3-0 in last year’s final thanks to goals from Tom Rogic, James Forrest and Moussa Dembele.
They last played Motherwell in a cup final in 2011, defeating the Steelmen 3-0 in the Scottish Cup Final
In other Celtic team news, Moussa Dembele has revealed what went wrong in the 7-1 defeat to PSG