It is not going to be welcome tonight, but the absence of Callum McGregor, in anticipation he appears at Pittodrie on Sunday, could be vitally important to our season. Three weeks out resting a hamstring, there is no way he can be fit to play two games in three days. We need Callum for Pittodrie, so cannot play him tonight, irrespective of the consequences. The Leverkusen game is not our priority this week.
There was some creative thinking when Jeremie Frimpong discussed his desire, or otherwise, to leave Celtic earlier this year. He told the media, “I was not looking to leave Celtic. When the chance came to join Leverkusen, it was not something I was actively looking to do.”
Well, he was not looking to leave Celtic, until Bayer Leverkusen came calling. Celtic were not looking to sell him either. Not unreasonably, the player was clear on his desire to play in the Bundesliga from the moment he was aware of the possibility.
I liked his energy and character if not his deliveries. Best of luck to him, after tonight.