Celtic are reportedly hopeful of having midfielder Ryan Christie available for Saturday’s Glasgow derby. 

That’s according to the Daily Record, who suggest the Hoops are hoping for an 11th-hour reprieve regarding the 25-year-old. 

The report reveals that Celtic believe he should be cleared to feature, despite being ordered to self-isolate for 14 days by government health officials. 

The club are now thought to be keeping tabs on Arsenal’s attempt to allow Kieran Tierney to face Manchester City on Saturday.


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The international break has caused havoc for Neil Lennon, but having Christie available to face Rangers on Saturday would be a huge late boost to the Hoops. 

Chrisie has featured in all nine Scottish Premiership fixtures so far his season, starting seven of those, helping the Hoops record eight wins and a draw in those games. 

The midfielder has been influential in recent months, providing four assists, more than any of his Celtic teammates.

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Christie has also recorded an impressive average WhoScored rating of 7.73, the second-highest of any Hoops player.

Shane Duffy is the man at the top on that front, but there’s no doubting that having Christie available tomorrow would be a massive help as Lennon looks to take the Hoops back to the top of the table.