Major boost – Celtic confirm Norwegian pair can face Hibs

CELTIC have confirmed that Moi Elyounoussi and Kris Ajer are free to face Hibs this weekend. The Scottish Champions addressed speculation and tweeted earlier to confirm that they were free to train with a view to playing Hibs on Saturday.

The pair were involved with the Norwegian national team when a positive case wreaked havoc with their Nations League plans resulting in a game abeing forfeited.

The initial team were told by Norwegian authorities that they were to quarantine for ten days meaning they would be potential doubts for Celtic’s trip to Easter Road on Sunday. The Scottish Champions have, however, been given a boost with the news that the Norwegian duo have since tested negative on two occasions following the outbreak in their camp.

Celtic had their domestic campaign impacted after a COVID-19 outbreak on international duty with Ryan Christie, Odsonne Edouard, Hatem Abd Elhamed and Nir Bitton all missing games after testing positive or being identified as a close contact. Neil Lennon’s side need to get back on track for 10IAR by resuming winning ways on Saturday against Hibs.

It will be a major boost that the Norwegian duo are available to play against Hibs, with the pair having played well this season with Moi perhaps being the POTY so far.

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