By Frank McAvennie

6th Nov, 2021 | 12:00pm

McAvennie claims 'it's looking bad' after two more Celtic stars join casualty list

Frank McAvennie is worried about the ongoing injury crisis at Celtic and is concerned over who will break down next.

The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insists Ange Postecoglou needs a deeper squad.

During Thursday’s game against Ferencvaros, Stephen Welsh and Nir Bitton were withdrawn after picking up knocks.

They join Tom Rogic and Carl Starfelt on the sidelines with the Hoops now looking thin at centre-half.

Celtic travel to Dundee on SUnday looking to stay within touching distance of Rangers.

McAvennie insists the Hoops need a bigger squad to deal with the fixture congestion.

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“They are dropping like flies up here,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“There must be something in the water. We were spread thin as it was but now it’s looking bad.

“I have been saying this for ages, we need a proper squad in.

“We have a decent enough starting side but we need a squad. We don’t have that right now.

“This is happening because that first 11 are playing a lot of football and there is hardly any rest.

“Then you have lads going away on international duty so they really don’t get a rest.

“I’m worried about who it will be next.”

Celtic confirmed European football after Christmas with their win over Ferencvaros.

They will either qualify for the knockout rounds of the Europa League or drop into the Conference League.

In other news, this pundit claims a “top-quality” signing will be first through the door at Celtic in January.