Ryan Christie will not be involved against Rangers this weekend, with the playmaker not recovering in time for the game.

Football Scotland reports that Christie had been hoping to be involved, but it is one that has come around too quickly for him.

Christie has been suffering from a hamstring injury and has not been involved for the Hoops since February. Missing six games in total, Christie is yet to feature under interim boss Neil Lennon.

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With the international break all said and done, attention will quickly turn back to domestic matters, with Celtic looking to extend their lead at the top to 13 points.

While supporters will already be confident about eight-in-a-row, a win over rivals Rangers in the Glasgow Derby would certainly put one hand on the trophy.

Christie enjoyed a fantastic first half of the season with Celtic and will be hoping to be involved in the near future.

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