Postecoglou to assess injuries ahead of St Johnstone game

Celtic have had a string of injuries in recent weeks.

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Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou will assess his squad’s injury list before travelling to take on St Johnstone on Boxing Day.

Callum Davidson could potentially have Chris Kane back for the game following a household-contact self-isolation period.

Saints have experienced a number of similar problems with Eetu Vertainen, Zander Clark and Shaun Rooney missing in the midweek defeat by Ross County.

Cammy MacPherson (groin) is sidelined until January, while David Wotherspoon (knee) is out for the season.

Carl Starfelt returns to the Celtic squad following a one-game ban.

Boss Ange Postecoglou will assess the rest of his group following the goalless draw against St Mirren on Wednesday night where a clutch of players were missing through injury.

Kyogo Furuhashi will be managed as he deals with a hamstring problem and David Turnbull, Jota, Albian Ajeti (all hamstring), Giorgos Giakoumakis (knee) and James Forrest (knock) are still out along with Karamoko Dembele (ankle) and Christopher Jullien (knee).

St Johnstone currently sit bottom of the Premiership with Celtic six points behind leaders Rangers.