Celtic striker to miss Prague trip but Jullien returns

LEIGH GRIFFITHS will miss Celtic’s trip to Prague for tomorrow’s game in the Europa League with a knee problem. However, the Celtic manager confirmed that Christopher Jullien would be in contention to start the game in the Czech Republic.

Speaking ahead of the trip, Lennon said that the 30-year-old would not make the must win clash with Sparta owing to a slight injury but that the French defender would be back into contention after a lay-off due to a back issue.

Griffiths has struggled for fitness this season since arriving back to pre-season out of sorts. He has subsequently returned to the first team fold and shown flashes of what he is capable of.

The Frenchman, meanwhile, could be the answer to Neil Lennon’s defensive prayers should his return come ahead of a hectic run of fixtures which will culminate in the game versus Rangers at Ibrox. Up to and including that game are must-wins for Neil Lennon.

Celtic are 11 points behind but with two games in hand. Neil Lennon will be hopeful of having of one of his defensive lieutenants back to shore up what has been a leaking defence.

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