CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers is awaiting scan results on James Forrest’s hamstring injury before he finalises his plans for the Premiership game against Partick Thistle at Firhill tomorrow night.
The Scotland international winger limped off early in the second-half of the 1-1 Champions League draw with Manchester City at the Etihad on Tuesday.
Forrest felt tightness in his leg and the Hoops boss is hopeful his rejuvenated player caught the problem in time.
Scott Sinclair will still be missing for the Maryhill confrontation and Forrest’s absence could hand Gary Mackay-Steven his first start of the season.
Rodgers said: “James has been brilliant all season, scoring goals, creating goals and, very importantly, working hard tactically for the team right the way through the season.
“Of course, if he’s unavailable for us for a little period of time it will be a miss. But, just like Scott being out, it offers an opportunity for someone else.
“You saw Gary Mackay-Steven coming on against City and he played very, very well.”
Sinclair has missed three games with a hamstring injury and Rodgers has pinpointed the visit of Dundee on December 17 as his likely comeback date.
The Parkhead chief added: “He is coming along very well. It obviously won’t be this weekend, but we are very hopeful that, probably for the Dundee game, he might not be too far away.”
Skipper Scott Brown will miss the match against the Tayside outfit through suspension after picking up six bookings.
Ironically, the midfield powerhouse scored the winning goal the last time the sides met at Dens Park at the start of October.
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