Celtic return to cup action
Celtic are in back in cup action when visiting first division Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup fifth round on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 1.45pm).
|"They think he has a chance of making Juventus and we are hoping Emilio should be okay" - Neil Lennon|
But striker Georgios Samaras and defender Emilio Izaguirre are definitely unavailable and recent signing Tom Rogic won't yet be considered.
Both Samaras and Izaguirre were substituted during the midweek 4-1 victory over Kilmanock but it is hoped the pair will recover in time to face Juventus in the Champions League later this month.
"It is a small tear for Georgios but we are going to be aggressive with his rehabilitation," Celtic manager Neil Lennon told BBC Scotland. "And our medical people, I wouldn't say they were confident, but they think he has a chance of making Juventus and we are hoping Emilio should be okay."
Rovers have David Smith available after his loan from Hearts was extended by a further month.
The two sides already met earlier in the season in the League Cup when the hosts ran out comprehensive 4-1 winners courtesy of a quartet of Gary Hooper goals at Celtic Park.
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