Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham is expected to be fit enough to play against Greek champions AEK Athens at Celtic Park on Wednesday night, according to The Daily Record.
The in-form Frenchman appeared to injure his ankle late in the match against Livingston on Saturday, visibly limping and putting fear into supporters who recognise how important he is to the side’s chances in UEFA Champions League qualifying.
The Record say that his ankle was checked immediately on Saturday evening, before being assessed throughout Sunday, with the club now believing he has a ‘strong chance’ of making Wednesday’s huge occasion.
Medical staff will continue to monitor the player in the build-up to the Greeks’ visit.
He’s been ever-present so far this summer for the Hoops, carrying on his exceptional form in the second half of last season. It’s form that has seen him emerge as one of the most important and most celebrated players in Brendan Rodgers’ first-team squad.
His effective playmaking style has given the Celtic midfield something unique over the last 12 months and his midfield partnership with Scott Brown is the best in the country.
Losing him would be a significant blow to our chances of victory, so let’s hope there are no further set-backs in the next few days.
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