Celtic pair Mohamed Elyounoussi and Kristoffer Ajer will be able to play against Hibernian this weekend, the club have confirmed.
The duo were asked to self-isolate, along with the rest of the Norwegian team after Omar Elabdellaoui tested positive for the virus, but due to the differing policies of the Scottish and Norwegian governments, the Celtic stars have been given permission to train once again:
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) November 17, 2020
The Hoops have already had their fair share of bad luck with international breaks and positive virus tests this season and supporters on Twitter are happy that both Elyounoussi and Ajer will be available for selection:
Finally a bit of good news
— Michael (@MickC27) November 17, 2020
— Zachary (@zacrodgers9) November 17, 2020
— Paul Feeney (@paulfeeney78) November 17, 2020
Maybe our luck is starting to turn around 🙏
— Seamus Bridgeman (@shamcfc) November 17, 2020
Duffy can sigh relief at that
— JamesJMcNulty (@JamesJMcNulty1) November 17, 2020
— JungleLion (@JungleLion_) November 17, 2020
Excellent News 😀
— Joey Shields (@shieldsjoey1) November 17, 2020
Tears in my eyes rn pic.twitter.com/smECVnKOmW
— Jamie🏴🇮🇪 (@jamiecfc01) November 17, 2020
Need them against Hibs
— Matteo Bianchi (@Matteobianchi22) November 17, 2020
No excuses on Saturday
— Paddy bhoy (@PatQuin22110556) November 17, 2020
— Beef Montrell (@ShamieFella) November 17, 2020
Eloyounoussi’s excellent recent form means his absence would have been a major blow for manager Neil Lennon who is still under pressure despite the 4-1 win over Motherwell before the international break.
Ajer’s availability will also be welcomed with the Norwegian having taken the place of the struggling Shane Duffy at Fir Park last time out.