OLIVIER NTCHAM is poised to get the green light to face AEK Athens in the Champions League qualifier at Parkhead on Wednesday.

The French midfielder gave Celtic a scare when he limped out of Saturday’s 3-1 win over Livingston in the Premiership opener.

Ntcham, scorer of the third goal with a neatly-taken penalty-kick, sustained an ankle injury in the fading moments of the contest.

The £4.5million capture from Manchester City last summer was checked by medical staff and the extent of the injury was assessed throughout yesterday.

It now looks as though the in-form powerhouse will get the go-ahead to play in the first leg third round qualifying crunch.

Ntcham will continue to be monitored in the build-up to the clash, but, barring any reaction or setbacks in training, there is positivity within the camp that the France Under-21 star will be available.

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