Defensive dilemma for Celtic ahead of Astana clash

The Danish defender did not fly to Kazakhstan because of a groin strain and joins Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata on the sidelines, along with midfielder Kristoffer Ajer, who has filled in there in recent games.

New signing Kolo Toure was left in Glasgow as he works on his fitness to leave Efe Ambrose and Eoghan O'Connell in line to start in the first leg of the second qualifying-round match on Wednesday

Ambrose was at fault for the goal when Lincoln Red Imps beat Celtic in the first leg of the previous round

On Sviatchenko, manager Brendan Rodgers said: "He had been working well, but unfortunately before the game at the weekend he picked up a groin strain, so he is unavailable for tomorrow night

We will assess it over the course of the next week or so and see if he will be available for the second leg."

Source : PA

Source: PA