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31st Oct, 2016 | 3:17pm

Celtic key trio ruled out of Champions League clash - reliable journalist

By Dominic Toner

Leigh Griffiths, Jozo Simunovic and Kolo Toure will all miss the match against Borussia Monchengladbach, according to a reliable journalist.

Robert Grieve, who is the Chief Football Writer for the Scottish Sun, claims that the senior trio will all miss the upcoming Champions League game on Tuesday.

The Bhoys are currently bottom of their European group and are desperate for a result against German side Monchengladbach in the away match.

“Leigh Griffiths, Jozo Simunovic and Kolo Toure all out of Celtic’s trip to play Borussia Monchengladbach,” Grieve wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Brendan Rodgers’ side fell to a disappointing 2-0 home defeat against Monchengladbach and will be seeking revenge, but will now be short of defensive options.

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Simunovic and Toure have both featured regularly at centre-back this season and have competed alongside Erik Sviatchenko for a starting position.

Rodgers also has Dedryck Boyata and Eoghan O’Connell at his disposal and will be forced into an unfamiliar backline.

Griffiths, 26, is also set to miss the European clash and will be a blow to the side, despite struggling to land a starting role this season with Moussa Dembele being preferred as the first-choice striker.

He was phenomenal last season for Celtic and fired them to the league title, scoring 40 goals in 51 appearances across all competitions.

In other Celtic team news, the club’s star has posted a Twitter message following devastating news.