Celtic are not nursing any new injuries ahead of tomorrow’s Scottish Premiership clash against Livingston, John Kennedy has confirmed.

The Bhoys kick-off a five-match gauntlet against the rest of the top six clubs in the league tomorrow.

It’s an essentially meaningless fixture in the grand scheme of things, especially with no fans in attendance.

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However, Kennedy will be eager to bring as much positivity into next week’s Scottish Cup derby clash as possible.

A defeat or a draw against David Martindale’s impressive team would set an uneasy tone in the build-up to Ibrox.

Positive then that Kennedy will have a strong squad to choose from.

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Asked for any early team news in yesterday’s press conference, the interim boss said [YouTube]: “Everyone’s well. Nothing different from last week.

 

“Again, it was a good training week. Everyone’s good to go. It becomes more difficult because everyone wants to play when everyone is fit. You have to decisions to make, but that’s good. It gives us options.

“The squad are in a good place and we’ll pick a team to go out and win on Saturday.”

International players rejuvenated

It was a long international break for some of the Celtic players prior to last week’s Falkirk game. Three matches were scheduled in a two-week period, an increase from the usual two due to the pandemic tightening schedules.

That should mean Odsonne Edouard and Callum McGregor are up for the battle at Celtic Park.

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Celtic star Odsonne Edouard / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Could we see a Mikey Johnston return too? Kennedy updated us last week he had returned to training but that he wanted to give him more time to be ready for matches.

The youngster, alongside James Forrest, would give us plenty of attacking creativity if unleashed.

All eyes on tomorrow’s team announcement.

In other news, referee and other officials confirmed for Celtic Scottish Cup derby.

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