Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that his squad haven’t picked up more injuries ahead of Tuesday night’s huge UEFA Champions League opener away to Feyenoord.

Nat Phillips limped off at half-time to be replaced by Gustaf Lagerbielke during the 3-0 win over Dundee, while Kyogo Furuhashi needed special treatment on a shoulder issue in the first half.

However, Rodgers has cleared up any concerns and stated that they shouldn’t hamper their involvement for the trip to Rotterdam.

Speaking to BBC Sportsound after the game, he said: “Nat just rolled his ankle right in the last action of the first half so we wanted to just protect him and make sure he’s okay and available for Tuesday.

“Kyogo felt a little bit in his shoulder and he needed a little bit of work inside. We got that sorted and then he came out and you can see it didn’t really impact him, so hopefully those two are fine for Tuesday.”

The Japanese striker looked at his best in the second half period following that treatment, scoring and assisting goals in a 3-0 win over Dundee.

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Shoulder dislocations have plagued his time in Scotland but it seems the situation can be managed without too much impact on his playing style.

Celtic have enough injury problems at the moment without more dropping out. Phillips was signed as emergency cover for defensive woes while Kyogo is the team’s primary attacking outlet.

Hopefully, both can shake off these minor issues and take a place in Tuesday night’s starting eleven. They’ll be needed against an in-form outfit.

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