Sport Team news: Celtic v Alashkert (A)

00:25  10 july  2018
00:25  10 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Griffiths and Compper injury doubts for Alashkert away leg

  Griffiths and Compper injury doubts for Alashkert away leg As Celtic fly out to Armenia for the first leg of their Champions League qualifier agsint Alashkert it seems the squad will be without the injured Leigh Griffiths and Marvin Compper. Twitter: Spirits high as the Celts head off to Armenia for #ALACEL in the #UCL first qualifying round. https://t.co/ImxLrcxMwI (@CelticFC) Both players had their injury problems last term and according to The Daily Record, both are doubts for the game on Tuesday. Compper who joined the club in the January transfer window made just one appearance in the double treble winning campaign and struggled with injury throughout. At Celtic’s training camp in Austria last week, he 33-year-old featured in some friendly games and will be hoping to shrug off any knocks before ether new season rolls around. Brendan Rodgers confirmed that skipper Scott Brown would be fit for the upcoming qualifier despite a slight knock picked up in yesterdays victory over Shamrock Rovers in Dublin.

“The players are fitter than I expected at this stage” Brendan Rodgers speaks to Gerry McCulloch in Austria about how impressed he’s been with the team ’s fitness levels after returning from 4 weeks holiday. Alashkert v Celtic live on Celtic TV.

What is the team news ? ALASHKERT will be without former Celtic triallist Dino Skvorc who departed the club last week. Celtic have no immediate injury issues as Rodgers looks to avoid a pontential banana skin.

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Celtic will get their season underway on Tuesday afternoon when they face Armenian side Alashkert in their first Champions League qualifier.

It seems like just yesterday when Brendan Rodgers’ side were wrapping up a second consecutive domestic treble, but already, the 2018/19 campaign is underway.

Celtic will be huge favourites to qualify but Alashkert have won their domestic league for the last three seasons and will be looking to spring an upset if the Boys aren’t on their game.

Here’s the latest Celtic team news ahead of the game:

Celtic look set to complete deal for Liverpool's Harry Wilson

  Celtic look set to complete deal for Liverpool's Harry Wilson Celtic are set to land Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson on a season-long loan deal, the Daily Record reports. There is interest from a host of clubs for Wilson, however the youngster looks set to sign a new contract at Anfield before sealing a move to Celtic Park. The winger spent last season on loan at Championship side Hull City and Hull had been trying desperately to secure his services for another season. However, Celtic have a short deadline if they are to get Wilson into the club before their Champions League first-leg tie against Armenian side Alashkert. The first deadline to complete any signings is tomorrow night, while there is also a second deadline on Monday to add a wildcard signing before the game. Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers spoke last night of his transfer targets. “There is a lot of speculation around players, but I’ll only talk when they are signed and done.” “The club are trying to do that.

“The players are fitter than I expected at this stage” Brendan Rodgers speaks to Gerry McCulloch in Austria about how impressed he’s been with the team ’s fitness levels after returning from 4 weeks holiday. Celtic ’s UEFA Champions League opener date v Alashkert confirmed.

“The players are fitter than I expected at this stage” Brendan Rodgers speaks to Gerry McCulloch in Austria about how impressed he’s been with the team ’s fitness levels after returning from 4 weeks holiday. Secure a seat now for Celtic v Alashkert in UCL qualifier.

Mikael Lustig, Cristian Gamboaand Tom Rogic will not feature as they are recovering from their involvement in the World Cup, whilst Dedryck Boyatais still on international duty with Belgium.

Celtic captain Scott Brown will have a late fitness test after he was forced to come off at half-time during the 7-0 friendly win over Shamrock Rovers due a knee issue.

Meanwhile, striker Leigh Griffiths and defender Marvin Compper will take any part in the game having missed Saturday’s friendly at Shamrock Rovers.

Rodgers accepts Dembele will leave this Summer if bid made .
Brendan Rodgers has reportedly accepted the fact that Celtic star Moussa Dembele will leave the club this Summer if an acceptable bid is put in for the Frenchman. The Frenchman opened his account for this season on Tuesday in the club’s first game of the season against Sparta Prague, with crucial Champions League qualifiers on the horizion for Celtic. However, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says that any speculation will not get to the striker, amid rumours of a move elsewhere. The Parkhead chief said (via Scotzine): “What I know with Moussa is that nothing affects him, really. I think there was a little period in my time, but, apart from that, he’s been absolutely brilliant. He is really focused and he’s a good boy.” “He knows it (a big move) will come for him at some point and that there is nothing he can do other than work hard in training and play well in games.” “He’s done that for the majority of time I’ve been at the club. He can only play well, work hard and see what happens” Celtic take on Alashkert in Armenia on Tuesday, with Celtic aiming to qualify again for the Champions League.

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