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HOOPS DITCH JOZO APPEAL

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CELTIC have decided against attempting to overturn Jozo Simunovic’s Champions League ban.

The Hoops bosses were considering lodging an appeal with UEFA ahead of Wednesday’s second round return leg of their qualifier against Rosenborg in Trondheim, as CQN reported earlier today.

The club demanded an explanation as to the reasons behind Simunovic’s one-game suspension for his red card against Alashkert being doubled by the disciplinary chiefs.

They have now received documents explaining exactly why the Croatian defender had been given further punishment following his rash challenge in the second leg against the Armenians 12 days ago.

The champions now believe any attempt to clear Simunovic is unlikely to succeed and boss Brendan Rodgers is likely to go again with his first-game choice of Kristoffer Ajer and Jack Hendry as the Celts attempt to protect a 3-1 lead in Norway.

 
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