Celtic dealt defensive blow as Maik Nawrocki out of Dundee clash

Celtic will be without Maik Nawrocki for Wednesday’s game against Dundee. The 23-year-old started on Sunday in the 3-1 win over Motherwell before Brendan Rodgers replaced the summer signing with Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Now, according to Daily Record’s Scott Burns, the defender was unable to train on Monday, requiring intensive treatment after the win at Fir Park. The report states that the player will miss the midweek game against Tony Docherty’s visitors from the City of Discovery as the Scottish Champions look to record three points on an evening in which theRangers travel to Rugby Park.

The Celtic manager will need to decide whether to bring Carter-Vickers in from the start to partner Liam Scales in the central pairing with Stephen Welsh and Gustaf Lagerbielke providing cover. Nawrocki has been unlucky with injuries since arriving for £4m from Legia Warsaw in the summer. The Polish central defender could be an ideal long-term partner for Carter-Vickers at the back for Celtic.

Celtic have struggled with injuries this season, with almost everyone suffering a spell on the sidelines meaning that Rodgers’ team have been unable to find consistency.

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1 Comment

  1. This is not a problem.
    We will just stick a fence post in the ground in the 18 yard box.
    Bound to do a better job than Nawrocki did on Sunday. For a team that used to constantly have first class centre halves, we haven’t seen one that is truly good enough to play in European competition, since Denayer.
    CCV is good enough for the domestic league but is way too slow and not commanding enough in the air once we step outside of our league bubble.