Celtic will be able to welcome back the 13 players and 3 coaches that were having to self isolate after the game against Livingston on Saturday. Stand-in boss Gavin Strachan has confirmed that the Scottish Champions will be able to welcome back the core of the first team on Sunday, meaning they will be available for Celtic’s trip to The Tony Macaroni on Wednesday.
As reported by STV, Strachan said that he is expecting some players back on Monday and Sunday as they look to put the Dubai fiasco behind them.
“As I understand it, I think it is Monday that (Neil Lennon and John Kennedy) are back in.
“I think we have some guys back in on Sunday, and some back in on Monday, as I understand it.
“They will be assessed in terms of their fitness because they have been off for a little while but they should be available for selection.
“Everyone that was involved on Monday against Hibs and who was in training during the week have all returned negative tests.”
Celtic are currently 21 points behind Rangers, albeit with three games in hand. However, the league title looks improbable unless Celtic can summon the form that lead them to the league last year whilst Rangers crumble. Unfortunately, Steven Gerrard’s side have looked impressive this season whilst Celtic have struggled to get any real form going. Which makes it even more baffling that they decided to sanction a trip to Dubai.
However, The Cynic have created a template letter for supporters to get in touch with the club and force change within the club. The letter is incredibly well written and respectfully asks Chairman Iain Banker to address the concerns of the Celtic support as they look to the club for clarity over a number of operational decisions. You can access the letter here.