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GREEN LIGHT FOR HOOPS DOUBLE-ACT?

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KRISTOFFER AJER and Mohamed Elyounoussi will almost certainly be given the green light to face Hibs at Easter Road on Saturday.

Celtic had feared the Norwegian double-act would be forced to self-isolate for 10 days after their country’s UEFA Nations League clash with Romania was cancelled after defender Omar Elabdellaoui tested positive for Covid-19.

Central defender Ajer and Elyounoussi, who netted a hat-trick in the champions’ 4-1 win over Motherwell at Fir Park before reporting for international duty, arrived back in Scotland last night, as CQN reported earlier today.

The Hoops stars have no symptoms and have returned THREE negative test results.

It looked as though there could be the possibility of Ajer and Elyounoussi being forced into 10-day self-isolation which would sidelined them for the weekend visit to Edinburgh.

However, according to the Scottish Sun, the Parkhead hierarchy understand the SFA and SPFL’s Joint Response Group will rule that the players are good to play.

The general public must isolate for 14 days when they return from overseas countries perceived to be at high risk.

But there are exceptions made for elite sportsmen, as well as team officials and UEFA observers.

Celtic have already lost the services of Odsonne Edouard, Ryan Christie, Nir Bitton and Hatem Elhamed because of coronavirus-related issues this season.

 
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