Celtic could be without six players ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Dens Park to face Dundee FC in the Scottish Premiership clash, with Eboue Kouassi, Olivier Ntcham, Scott Brown, Leigh Griffiths, Jozo Simunovic and Cristian Gamboa likely to miss out.
Celtic reported that Kouassi picked up a knee injury in Sunday’s League Cup semi-final win over Aberdeen while Ntcham had a hamstring problem after the game. Brown was ruled out for three weeks with a calf injury last week so he will definitely miss the Dundee clash. Brendan Rodgers’ recent admission on Leigh Griffiths suggests he’ll be absent too.
Simunovic was stretched off the pitch in the Europa League on Thursday while Gamboa recently took to Twitter and vowed to return stronger. That means Celtic could be missing a lot of first-team players for their meeting with Dundee, but Rodgers’ men are coming off the back of fine league form – three consecutive wins.
The Hoops are currently third in the Premiership with 19 points from nine games this season, having lost just one of their last seven. A win against Dundee on Wednesday could see them go second in the table and narrow the deficit to leaders Hearts to just three points.
Stats from Transfermarkt.