Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic has had to pull out of the Australia squad due to an ankle injury, The Daily Record has reported.
The Lowdown: Maeda withdrawal
The Hoops sealed an impressive 4-0 win on Saturday, ensuring that they remained three points clear of their Glasgow arch-rivals before the teams’ Ibrox showdown straight after the international break.
Daizen Maeda got on the scoresheet for Ange Postecoglou’s side at the weekend and was set to join up with Japan for games with Australia and Vietnam.
However, the Japanese FA have confirmed that the forward won’t be joining up with the national squad due to concerns with his fitness, and things have since gone from bad to worse for Celtic.
The Latest: Rogic also pulls out
The Daily Record’s Fraser Wilson shared a story on Monday evening regarding Rogic, who was forced off at the weekend following a heavy tackle from Kayne Ramsay.
Postecoglou was confident that the midfielder would be fine to head off on international duty, but the 29-year-old has now pulled out of the Australia squad due to an ankle problem.
The Verdict: Nightmare start
The international break has only just begun, but Celtic already have two big injury worries ahead of the crucial clash with Rangers on April 3.
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You’d expect that Rogic and Maeda could now face a race against time to be available for the trip to Ibrox, and Celtic will have their fingers crossed for their remaining international stars, praying that they all report back at Lennoxtown next week without any further problems.
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