Celtic Dealt Blow As Key Man Is Ruled Out For The Next Couple of Games

Celtic Dealt Blow As Key Man Is Ruled Out For The Next Couple of Games

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed that Boli Bolingoli is unlikely to play in the Hoops’ next two games after being taken off against Rennes last night.

The Belgian was replaced on 69 minutes by Jonny Hayes in the 1-1 draw, and it was confirmed after the game that he had sustained a groin injury, Asked about the issue in his press conference, Lennon confirmed that the defender was brought off to prevent him being out for longer:

“Hopefully he’ll only miss one or two games… It’s a slight groin strain and he just felt it getting progressively worse. Obviously he didn’t want it further deteriorating and taking him out for a considerable period of time.”

The injury will be a setback for Bolingoli who had just begun to find his feet after a difficult start to life at Celtic Park. He was excellent in the Old Firm derby, and he has put together a string of decent performances.

In his absence, Greg Taylor is likely to get his chance. The Scottish international has not played since making the move from Kilmarnock at the start of the month but Lennon says he is in contention to make his debut against his former club this weekend.