Like the sun rising and setting, Callum McGregor’s availability has been metronomic. He jogged off gingerly against Ross County on Saturday, so I doubt many of us were concerned that he would miss out tonight. Callum’s consistency and fitness has been nothing short of miraculous for years. Whatever this ‘knock’ is, it it overdue. For you and me, this is a worry. For James McCarthy, it is an opportunity to launch.
Greg Taylor’s absence will doubtlessly see Josip Juranovic shifted left, an unfamiliar position to the player, although where he made his Celtic debut at Ibrox. Boli Bolingoli must surely ponder the career threatening personal consequences of his indulgence last summer. The Yom Kippur absences arrived distinctly from left field.
Expectations are firmly and uniformly set low. Over to you, Celtic.