Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has revealed that Jota, David Turnbull and Stephen Welsh won’t face Hibernian this weekend.
Jota went off at half-time against St Johnstone after sustaining a muscular injury, and he subsequently missed the 2-0 defeat to RB Leipzig midweek. However, Postecoglou says the winger will be back in contention pretty soon:
“Jota is not available still. We are being conservative with him. We expect him to be back in training next week at some point.”
Turnbull, meanwhile, has suffered an ankle injury, and Welsh picked up a knock in training with both players set to be absent from the matchday squad to face Hibs.
Carl Starfelt is on the comeback trail with Postecoglou confirming that the centre-back will be fit in a “couple of weeks. The Swedish international has been sidelined with a knee injury since the 4-0 win over Rangers early last month, but a return before the World Cup may depend on how quickly he can regain match fitness.
Captain Callum McGregor is only expected to be available again after the World Cup. The midfielder injured his knee in the first group game against RB Leipzig and he has since seen a specialist.