KRIS AJER has moved to assure the Celtic support that he is safe in his International bubble in the wake of the turmoil that has wreaked havoc upon Celtic’s preparations for the match versus Rangers. Odsonne Edouard, Hatem Abd Elhamed and Nir Bitton have all tested positive whilst Ryan Christie was identified as a close contact when Stuart Armstrong returned a positive test for the virus.
The central defender, who is on Norway duty with Moi Elyounoussi, told the Scottish Sun that the pair were safe and that the correct protocols were being followed, meaning he was ready to face the game against Rangers on Saturday.
“There have been some cases with Celtic players. But all protocols and everything have been carried out in a brilliant way here with the Norway national team.
“We have had full control. Everyone has worn a face mask and follows the guidelines that have come from Uefa. So it has not been a problem to be here.”
Ajer will start against Northern Ireland today before returning to Glasgow to prepare for Saturday’s game. Celtic will be hoping that there are no more casualties, having suffered a number of players have been struck down by the virus.
Ajer is likely to start on Saturday as Neil Lennon’s side look to go top against Rangers. There is one point between the sides with the Scottish Champions having a game in hand over their rivals.