CELTIC’S crocked double-act Aaron Mooy and David Turnbull have been given the green light for Hampden on Sunday.

The midfielders didn’t make the match day squad for the 4-0 Premiership win over Aberdeen at Parkhead at the weekend.

However, Ange Postecoglou revealed the Australian and Scotland international duo are available after overcoming their respective injuries.

They are now in the reckoning for the Viaplay League Cup Final against Michael Beale’s Ibrox club when the first piece of domestic silverware comes up for grabs.

THREE CHEERS…Aaron Mooy is congratulated by Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda after his goal in the 4-1 win over St Johnstone earlier this month.

HEAVEN AND PERTH…David Turnbull gets a hug from Matt O’Riley after his strike against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

Postecoglou, speaking to the Scottish Sun, said: “We’ve no issues from last weekend. Turnbull and Mooy will train through the week, so as we sit right here right now they should be available.

“I know what you mean in terms of headaches, but headaches for me would be if I had half a dozen out injured.

“That would keep me up at night.

“To be honest, I could go with three or four different formations and still be successful and look like a genius.

JOY BHOYS…Aaron Mooy, Greg Taylor and David Turnbull salute the Celtic fans in Perth.

“But the reality of it is we’ve got a really strong group of players, and whichever way I go, I’m pretty confident in the fact the boys who are out there will rise to the challenge on Sunday.”

Reo Hatate started the game against the Dons and put in a spectacular performance which included two superb goals, his second double salvo in successive games after his scoring display in the 5-1 win over St Mirren in the Scottish Cup fifth round tie the previous weekend.

Matt O’Riley claimed hs first strike of the campaign against the Paisley club and Postecoglou even took the opportunity to give some game time to Japanese new Bhoy Tomoki Iwata.

The manager’s starting line-up at the national stadium will be an intriguing one.


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