Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Hyeongyu Oh is available for Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday.

The South Korean returned to training this week alongside the Yuki Kobayashi and Mikey Johnston. The latter two would have been highly unlikely to feature in the game anyway, and it was only Oh who Rodgers confirmed had returned.

“Oh is back in training so he’ll be available,” he said at the end of his Friday press conference. (Celtic YouTube channel)

“The guys who were out a wee bit longer term will hopefully be back in after the international break.”

So Oh is back. He’s unlikely to start the match but could be a good option to have in the closing stages.

The likes of Maik Nawrocki, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Reo Hatate and Marco Tilio definitely won’t be around for the fixture.

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Much of the pre-match talk has centred around whether Rodgers will hand debuts to any of his recent signings. Luis Palma, Nat Phillips and Paulo Bernardo have all joined the club in recent days and could add something to proceedings.

But Rodgers seemed to bring a bit of perspective to proceedings with the players barely having trained with their new team-mates.

“It is a huge game to come into, there is no doubt about that, he told the Daily Record. “You can’t just expect a player to go in, think that every signing you make will just take to that environment.

“Whether at Ibrox or Celtic Park, it is a real tense atmosphere to go into. But that is something that we measure up before we select a team.”

In his media conference he was also keen to make the point that the players had been signed for the coming months rather than just Sunday.

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Regardless, given our recent form, many supporters will want to see fresh blood included in the match day squad.

Palma looks to be the best hope for that given that he’s been at the club since Wednesday. The Honduran has declared himself ready to go so now we just have to wait for the team announcement.

That will arrive at 10:45am on Sunday.

In other news, Celtic have found out their fixtures for the upcoming UEFA Champions League group stage campaign

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