Celtic boss Neil Lennon has refused to rule out attacking duo Mikey Johnston and Tom Rogic ahead of the Europa League fixture against Cluj.
It would be a boost to the Hoops should either player make the squad. Lennon wasn’t giving much away regarding the pair.
“We’re waiting to see”
“Mikey has trained the last couple of days but may be a doubt to be in the squad. We’re waiting to see how Tom is” he said, as reported by the Celtic Twitter account.
🗣️ NL: "Mikey has trained the last couple of days but may be a doubt to be in the squad. Nir should be okay. Leigh isn’t up to speed yet either so he’ll miss out. We’re waiting to see how Tom is." #CELCLU #UEL
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— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) October 2, 2019
The fact that Lennon used the word ‘doubtful’ may mean that he is not 100% sure that Johnston will be available for the game.
One of the Hoops’ better players this season
However, if he can even make the bench it would be good news. He has been one of Celtic’s better players this season.
As for Rogic, he has rarely featured for the Hoops this season. However, when he is on his game he is a terrific player. Just like with Johnston, having him on the bench would be a boost for the Hoops.
With Leigh Griffiths injured and Vakoun Issouf Bayo suspended, the Hoops will be hoping to have more attacking players available for the fixture.
That could be why Lennon has not ruled the pair out of taking part in the game. It will be intriguing to see if either Rogic or Johnston make the bench for the Hoops. It looks as if the fans will need to wait until the Celtic team is announced on Thursday evening to find out.