Date: 19th March 2019 at 10:01pm
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Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer does not have any injury problems heading into the international break, as feared when he was substituted off against Dundee on Sunday.

Ajer was replaced by a returning Filip Benkovic during the Scottish Premiership win after vision problems in the wake of a heavy smack in the head from a Kenny Miller shot.

It appears though that was simply a precaution, with his international boss confirming he has no problems.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Lars Lagerback said:

Kristoffer is doing well. I have met him today and there are no problems. He got a knock during the game, but it wasn’t dangerous and he will be an important player for us in Spain.

There’s no chance Spain will underestimate us. They are too professional for that. They are used to playing teams like Norway.

That’s why experienced players like Kristoffer will play a big part for us. We are going to try and get something from Valencia.

Norway have a big double header on the horizon, first playing away to Spain on Saturday before hosting Sweden in Euro 2020 qualifying on Tuesday.

Ajer looks like he’ll be featuring in both and hopefully he does not pick up any injury problems given we have a massive derby at home to Rangers on the immediate horizon.

International breaks are often a worry for us considering we send so many stars around the world, but at least the 20-year-old is not bringing any ongoing issues into these two matches.

 

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