REO HATATE will almost certainly miss Celtic’s return to Premiership action against Ross County in Dingwall on Sunday.
The in-form midfielder limped off after only 13 minutes of the 3-1 win over Hibs at Parkhead 13 days ago with a suspected hamstring strain.
Ange Postecoglou is unlikely to take a risk on the fitness of the Japanese ace against Malky Mackay’s Highlanders which could open the door for David Turnbull who came on against the Easter Road outfit and played well as the champions came back from a one-goal deficit at the interval to maintain their nine-point advantage at the Premiership pinnacle.
DINGWALL DOUBT…Liel Abada could miss the encounter against Ross County.
Israeli winger Liel Abada and Australia World Cup star Aaron Mooy remain doubts for the team’s third trip to the Global Energy Stadium where they have already win their previous visits, 3-1 in the Premiership and 4-1 in the League Cup.
On the plus side, though, left-back Greg Taylor, who sat out the Scotland Euro 24 double-header against Cyprus and Spain with an Achilles problem, and pacy raider Daizen Maeda, who chose to return early from Japanese duty, are expected to be available.