Confusion surrounding Celtic’s Champions League squad

Maik Nawrocki appears to be left out of Champions League squad but no-one is entirely sure at the moment…

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Celtic today announced their Champions league Squad and there was a few noticeable absentees.

It will come of no surprise that James McCarthy was left out and also summer signings Marco Tillo and Kwon, but perhaps the most surprising and notable omission appears to be Polish centre back Maik Nawrocki.

20th August 2023; Liam Scales of Celtic, Gustaf Lagerbielke of Celtic and Maik Nawrocki of Celtic

He is of course out injured for eight weeks but so too is CCV and Stephen Welsh is out for even longer but both are included. Liam scales, Gustav Lagerbielke and Nat Phillips being our other centre backs so we are well stocked there if all are fit and available.

There seems to be some confusion regarding the squad list with several outlets putting Maik in the squad while also omitting Liam Scales but according to the official Uefa website it’s correct regarding the Polish defender’s omission.

20th August 2023; Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland: Scottish Viaplay Cup Football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Marley Watkins of Kilmarnock tackles Maik Nawrocki of Celtic

That could be correct with regards to the homegrown numbers and that’s why Welsh is included ahead of Nawrocki with neither likely to play anyway due to their respective injuries.

Other than that there are no major changes and it’s full steam ahead as we get prepared for the greatest club competition of them all.

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1 Comment

  1. Rocki was a surprise not to be included, so everything points to him to be missing for longer than expected.
    Thought Mccarthy would get the nod ahead of Welsh, just because was expecting Welsh to be another long term.
    Regardless you wouldn’t expect any game time from either within the squad, but having Welsh involved possibly makes more sense for future campaigns.
    Rocki missing only really avoided a potential decision to be made between Holm or iwata for the last available position available imo.
    Overall the squad looks to have a very decent balance about it, just need to get the results now in confirming that, and still believe we can and will also.