Neil Lennon has issued an injury update on Odsonne Edouard following Sunday’s League Cup final victory.
The Frenchman’s fitness had been one of the main talking points ahead of the clash at Hampden, with many speculating about whether he could complete the full 90 minutes following his return to training, but he had to settle for a place on the bench.
He was introduced as a second-half substitute however, and made a big difference for Celtic, but Lennon has hinted that he is unlikely to feature against CFR Cluj on Thursday.
Twitter: 🗣️ NL on @Oedouard22: “We just have to be careful with him. We’ll aim to have him fully back by the Hibs game.”
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While Eddy’s introduction gave Celtic a much needed boost on Sunday, it is not worth risking him against Cluj with top spot in Group E already secured.
Leigh Griffiths had looked to be returning to full strength, but his absence from the squad on Saturday suggested otherwise, meaning Lewis Morgan could be set for another start up top.
Vakoun Bayo did return to training at the start of the month however, so he could be in contention to feature if he is up to full speed.