CELTIC are involved in another coronavirus sweat with Kristoffer Ajer and Mohamed Elyounoussi running the risk of being told to go into quarantine for 10 days.
The Norwegian double-act, who returned to Glasgow last night, must now be rated doubtful for the champions’ crucial Premiership encounter with Hibs at Easter Road on Saturday, according to a report in the Daily Record.
Their team-mates in the national squad were ordered not to travel to Romania at the weekend after defender Omar Elabdellaoui tested positive for Covid-19 last week. Norway’s players and staff have been told to self-isolate for 10 days. That instruction will put Ajer and Elyounoussi OUT of the trip to Edinburgh.
Neil Lennon will now have to wait to see if the guideline covers his players while he prepares for a confrontation with his former team where a win will peg back Steven Gerrard’s side’s lead at the top of the league to six points while the Parkhead men will have another game in hand.
The Hoops have already been rocked by FOUR coronavirus-related blows over the past few weeks with Odsonne Edouard, Nir Bitton and Hatem Abd Elhamed stricken with the bug while on duty with France and Israel and Ryan Christie also had to self-isolate after being deemed to have come in contact with Scotland pal Stuart Armstrong who tested positive.