Neil Lennon has confirmed that Shane Duffy and Scott Brown will miss the clash with Ross County at Celtic Park. The Celtic manager was speaking at the media conference previewing tomorrow’s must win following the Quadruple Treble victory on Sunday. Lennon, who became the first person to win a treble as both player and manager, announced that Scott Brown and Shane Duffy would miss the game through minor injuries.
Both players were substituted during the course of the game that was settled by penalties at Hampden, Brown was in the wars throughout 105 minutes that he had on the pitch – even being stamped on by Steven Naismith.
“@OlivierNtcham is back training. Elhamed is out on the training pitch so he’s not a million miles away.”
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The manager also confirmed that Olivier Ntcham, who missed the final, was back training with Hatem Abd Elhamed back as well – meaning he should be able to get some game time during the hectic festive schedule.
As seen at full-time, Brown was limping heavily with the toll of the 35-year-old clear to see. The Celtic captain had influence on the game, proving that he can still influence matches and that is something that Neil Lennon needs to accept but also acknowledge that given his age he cannot play three games a week.
Duffy meanwhile looked more reassured in the last few games – barring the second half of the Hearts game when Celtic looked shellshocked by the fact Hearts had equalised.