Hibs set to deal with Celtic duo after Norwegians provided all clear to play on Saturday
Hibs will have to handle Kristoffer Ajer and Moi Elyounoussi on Saturday after the Celtic set were cleared to play after Norway’s COVID headache.
The duo were allowed to go back to Scotland on Sunday after their nation’s video game versus Romania was aborted, due to the Scandinavians being not able to travel without breaking the general public health board’s coronavirus guidelines.
There was a possibility they ‘d need to remain Saturday’s Scottish Premiership clash at Easter Road after Norway colleague Omar Elabdellaoui tested favorable.
However neither were close contacts of Elabdellaoui so they’ll be able to rejoin Neil Lennon’s squad as he takes on versus Jack Ross, after Celtic verified neither were required to self isolate for 10 days.
The club tweeted: “#CelticFC can confirm that following current speculation both Moi Elyounoussi and Kris Ajer are able to continue training with the team and participating in matches.”
When it comes to Hibs, goalkeeper Ofir Marciano will return after facing Scotland in tonight’s UEFA Nations League clash, while Ryan Porteous and Kyle Magennis are back from Scotland Under 21 duty having actually stopped working to receive the Under 21 European Champions.
Midfielder Alex Gogic is likewise offered again after coming on as a sub throughout Cyprus’ 4-0 defeat to Montenegro after not including in the 2-1 win over Luxembourg.