Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed he will be without trio Dedryck Boyata, Odsonne Edouard and Jack Hendry for their Europa League clash with FK Suduva.
The Bhoys disappointingly failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League after losing 3-2 on aggregate to Greek side AEK Athens – the first time they have not qualified for the competition under Rodgers.
They do however have a chance to qualify for the Europa League though, but must overcome Lithuanian champions Suduva in order to do so.
Rodgers has confirmed that the squad will be without defender Boyata, striker Edouard and midfielder Hendry though, who are all suffering with injuries.
“[Boyata] has a problem with his back that he struggled with last week,” Rodgers told BBC Sport.
“Overall his fitness, in terms of being ready to come in, isn’t there.
“If he doesn’t feel right, and this is what we’re gauging him on, then I can’t afford to play him.
“I need the players who are going to be physically and mentally right for us because they’re really important for us.
“Edouard is still recovering. He’s working well and it’ll probably be the beginning of next week.
“Jack Hendry played with a really sore ankle at the weekend and isn’t available for the game.”