Neil Lennon has revealed that Celtic sent a treadmill out to Ryan Christie’s house, in a bid to keep the attacker up to speed.

The former Aberdeen man is currently in isolation after Stuart Armstrong tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

As per Sky Sports, the Celtic man was required to isolate for 14 days due to being in close contact with the ex-Dundee United man.

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Former Celtic man Stuart Armstrong

Former Celtic man Stuart Armstrong / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

And, with Christie testing negative for the virus consistently, the club clearly felt they should get him to work from home.

“In Ryan’s case, we’ve had a treadmill out to his house,” Lennon said during Friday’s press conference. (Official Celtic YouTube)

“He’s been able to work away at home.

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“It’s not ideal for him obviously. But we feel he’s okay to train or do something.”

 

Christie absence could open the door for Ntcham

Time will tell whether Christie is able to play in tomorrow’s clash against Rangers.

Given that we’re now a matter of hours away from the fixture, and there’s no news, it certainly seems like Christie not being involved is a far more likely outcome.

His absence should give someone like Olivier Ntcham the ideal opportunity to impress.

Ntcham's performances have been inconsistent as of late

Ntcham’s performances have been inconsistent as of late / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The Frenchman’s lack of consistency has been his biggest hindrance so far at the club.

But on his day, there are few finer footballers in the land. He has excelled in derby matches, and few would have any fears about him playing tomorrow.

The midfield battle is going to be key. Rangers have run amok in there in recent derbies. It’s time to show them who’s boss.

In other news, we’re forecasting four derby debuts tomorrow in our Predicted XI for the game

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