Celtic team news: Ange Postecoglou to make changes as Bhoys get welcome injury update

By John McGinley

November 5, 2022

Cameron Carter-Vickers is in contention to play for Celtic this weekend despite missing the midweek Champions League trip to Real Madrid.

The Bhoys defender pulled up sore after playing on an artificial surface during last week’s match away to Livingston, sparking fears he could be missing for an extended period.

However, in a press conference yesterday, Ange Postecoglou confirmed the USA international could play and be part of a number of changes he is planning after exertions in Spain.

WARSAW, POLAND – 2022/09/14: Cameron Carter-Vickers of Celtic FC seen in action during the UEFA Champions League Group Stage match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic FC at Marshal Jozef Pilsudski Legia Warsaw Municipal Stadium. Final score; FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1:1 Celtic FC. (Photo by Mikolaj Barbanell/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Celtic boss said: “The boys trained and everyone is good. Cameron got through training, so he is available for tomorrow, which is good.

“With the rest, obviously the other night would have taken a fair bit out of them, but they all trained. I will make a couple of changes to the team tomorrow but healthwise, apart from Callum, everyone else is good to go.”

It all means we could see the return of a Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt partnership after excellent consistency from the pair last season.

An injury to the Swede has resulted in enforced rotation with Moritz Jenz and Stephen Welsh filling in at various points in the early stages of the campaign.

Starfelt returned in Madrid and with Carter-Vickers also fit, it’d be great to see the duo resume what was a productive partnership.

As always, you never really know what eleven will be fielded by Postecoglou, so it’ll be interesting to see who he goes with later today given changes have been promised.

In other news, Ange-inspired title win in Japan as Celtic manager’s legacy pays dividends.