By Harvey Byrne
Pep Guardiola has stated that he will make the decision whether to play Sergio Aguero against Celtic in the next 24 hours.
The 28-year-old striker received a red card following a lunge on David Luiz against Chelsea in the 3-1 defeat on Saturday.
However, he is still eligible for the Champions League fixture against the Hoops, with the resulting ban only covering domestic fixtures.
City manager Guardiola told reporters before the game that he is planning changes and will make a decision on Aguero before the game at the Etihad on Tuesday.
PEP: There will be changes. I am happy to give minutes to players who deserve it. Whether Sergio will play, I will decide today or tomorrow.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 5, 2016
Aguero is a key player for City and he will provide Celtic’s defence with a huge boost if he isn’t selected on Tuesday evening.
The Argentina international is one of the best forward’s in Europe and he has scored an impressive 16 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions this season.
If he doesn’t play it is likely that Guardiola will opt for 20-year-old Kelechi Iheanacho.
The young starlet has played in 13 encounters this season, scoring four goals and providing three.
Celtic have already been knocked out of the Champions League and can no longer qualify for the Europa League due to the head to head ruling.
Meanwhile, City have already cemented their place in second place, ensuring their qualification to the knockout stage.
In other Celtic news, Callum McGregor has hailed this Hoops ace as brilliant this season.