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FORREST OUT, BROONY DOUBTFUL FOR HIBS

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JAMES FORREST is OUT of the Premiership encounter with Hibs at Parkhead on Sunday.

And skipper Scott Brown could also miss facing his old club after suffering a wayward challenge in Celtic’s last-gasp 1-0 Europa League win over FC Riga in Latvia last night.

The Scotland international winger limped off in the 34th minute to be replaced by the impressive Jeremie Frimpong who set up the matchwinner for fellow-substitute Mohamed Elyounoussi with the tie heading for extra-time.

Both Forrest and Brown will be assessed by medical staff today and Neil Lennon, speaking to the Daily Record, admitted: “James is struggling a bit. He’s got bruising on the ankle and he’ll need a scan either today or Saturday.

“I don’t know how long he could be out. He’s really sore and tender. It’s a big worry for us.

“He’s had it for a couple of weeks, but he’s been able to handle it okay. But it was just too much for him and we had to make the substitution.”

Brown was clattered by a dreadful calf-high tackle in the 70th minute with Vladimirs Kamess booked for his wild lunge when a red card from the Portuguese match official may have been more appropriate.

Lennon continued: “We were worried. We thought we might have to take Scott off. Thankfully, he was able to carry on.

“There might be a bit of swelling there, so we’ll need to look at him also for the weekend.”

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