Oliver Burke has touched on Celtic’s injury troubles, and claimed the club can deal with all of it.
The on-loan West Bromwich Albion star doesn’t think it’s ideal Celtic have so many out. Despite that, however, he’s in no doubt about whether it’s going to be a big issue for the Hoops.
Celtic have plenty of doubtful stars ahead of the visit of Hibernian. Mikael Lustig, Ryan Christie, James Forrest, and Odsonne Edouard are all big doubts to face Hibs. Already, it’s looking like Forrest and Edouard won’t make it given Chris Davies’ words earlier on this afternoon on Twitter.
If not, they would join the likes of Dedryck Boyata, Kieran Tierney, Kristoffer Ajer, Anthony Ralston, Filip Benkovic, Eboue Kouassi, Olivier Ntcham, Tom Rogic, Daniel Arzani, Leigh Griffiths, and Vakoun Issouf Bayo in being unavailable for the visit of Hibernian.
But Burke, speaking via the club’s official Twitter account, believes Celtic are fully able to get on with it.
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Better news has thankfully arrived
It looks as though better news has certainly arrived today regarding injury concerns.
Tierney, Boyata, and Ntcham were all snapped back at training on Celtic’s Twitter. At the very least, this shows some of Celtic’s stars are getting back to fitness, even if it’s still a short while until the trio are available for selection.
But Burke isn’t wrong. Celtic still have a squad that should be big enough to just about combat the injury concerns at the moment. Considering Ajer’s suspension will only be for one match, he’ll be back in the fold for St Johnstone on Saturday to add another body back into the mix.
There isn’t an area of the pitch that is currently at crisis point injury wise. Credit has to go to Brendan Rodgers and Chris Davies for building up a squad that can combat such a plague of knocks.
But, despite Burke’s positivity regarding the injury list, fans will only start feeling better when players start returning.