CELTIC talisman Kyogo Furuhashi is awaiting the green light to face Real Madrid in the Champions League tomorrow night.
The Hoops’ prolific striker, who has claimed six goals already this season, was forced to come off the field with a shoulder injury after only four minutes of the 4-0 weekend win over Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Ibrox outfit.
After his side’s sixth successive league win, Ange Postecoglou admitted it was too early to call on Kyogo’s chances of playing against Carlo Ancelott’s European masters at Parkhead in the opening Group F encounter.
However, the pacy Japanese hitman took part in training at Lennoxtown this morning as he and his team-mates prepared for the glamour encounter with the Spanish giants who have claimed the trophy a record 14 times, including last May when they overcame Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool 1-0 in Paris.
Kyogo was involved as Postecoglou put his players through their paces, but there was no sign of Carl Starfelt, who was also forced to be replaced in the derby romp.
The Swedish international central defender was missing, according to Sky Sports who covered all the action live on Saturday.
Starfelt limped off with a knee problem in the 57th minute. On-loan German stopper Moritz Jenz came off the substitutes’ bench to line up with the impressive Cameron Carter-Vickers in the middle of the champions’ rearguard.