‘Disappointing Stuff’ ‘Not Ideal’ Fans On Social Media React As Lennon Reveals Celtic Star Is A Major Doubt For Old Firm Clash

‘Disappointing Stuff’ ‘Not Ideal’ Fans On Social Media React As Lennon Reveals Celtic Star Is A Major Doubt For Old Firm Clash

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed that Kristoffer Ajer is a major doubt for the Old Firm derby on Sunday after picking up a groin injury in the 4-1 win against AIK last night.

The Norwegian international had to be taken off in the first half, and Lennon revealed after the match that the defender was unlikely to recover in time to face Rangers this weekend:

“It’s a groin strain, so Kris is going to be very doubtful for Sunday. He was just feeling it when he was running. He’s the type of player who wonโ€™t come off easily. He was worrying about it deteriorating. We will assess him on Friday and Saturday because he’s such a huge presence on the pitch.”


Fans on Twitter were disappointed with the news:

Some believed Anthony Ralston could deputise after performing well after replacing Ajer against AIK:

With Hatem Abd Elhamed also out for another couple of weeks with a minor hairline fracture, it means Ralston or new signing Moritz Bauer could be thrown into the mix.

The Austrian international has not played a competitive game this season and it would be a massive ask for him to make his debut in such a hotly contested fixture, especially away at Ibrox.