Neil Lennon has revealed that he has a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of Tuesday’s crucial third round qualifier against CFR Cluj.
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Celtic host the Romanian champions in the second leg of the tie looking to progress through to the play-offs to set up a meeting with Slavia Prague, and with a fully fit squad, Lennon will be confident that his side can progress.
But is Celtic’s full squad fitness a blow for Lewis Morgan?
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While Morgan will clearly not be hoping for any of his teammates to miss any football due to injury, the winger has benefitted from the absence of Mikey Johnston.
Lennon started Morgan against Cluj in the first leg last week and Motherwell on Saturday while Johnston was sidelined, and despite a relatively subdued performance against the Romanian side, the winger impressed in the second-half against the Steelmen last weekend.
However, Johnston’s return to the squad and given the importance of the fixture, the Celtic boss could look to start Morgan on the bench given the form Johnston showed prior to his knock.
And while the winger will no doubt get further chances to impress this season, Johnston’s return could mean he misses out on the opportunity to make a difference on what is set to be a huge night for Celtic on Tuesday.