CELTIC announced the signing of Matt O’Riley to bolster the ranks in our creative positions last week and it’s not a moment too soon as we contend ourselves with the absence of Tom Rogic and Daizen Maeda on international duty as well as ongoing injury concerns over Kyogo Furuhashi, David Turnbull and now captain Callum McGregor.
A physical encounter with Alloa in the Scottish Cup on Saturday night hasn’t helped our injury woes with Liel and Abada and Yosuke Ideguchi also picking up knocks on the night, but Celtic will have to dust themselves off very quickly as the challenges of Hearts at Tynecastle (Wednesday) and Dundee Utd at Celtic Park (Saturday) await before we then head into the second derby of the season next midweek.
It’s a crucial period in the title race and Ange Postecoglou has some big calls to make as he aims to navigate us through these fixtures with maximum points.
Fringe players such as Giorgios Giakounakis, Liam Scales and Tony Ralston will be looking to play their part and we can also look forward to seeing new Bhoys Matt O’Riley and Reo Hatate take centre stage as the title race heats up.
Tino, Paddy and special guest Hamish of 67 Hail Hail were on the mics this week to cover all of the above and more.
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