Celtic team news: Rodgers could have up to 11 men unavailable for St. Johnstone

Celtic team news: Rodgers could have up to 11 men unavailable for St. Johnstone

Celtic will look to extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table by six points when they host St. Johnstone at Celtic Park on Wednesday.

The Bhoys are undefeated in their last 12 league games at Parkhead and Brendan Rodgers will want to see that record continue.

However, it could be a difficult task as they will be without a number of key men for the meeting.

According to a match preview by Sky Sports, up to 11 players will be unavailable for selection ahead of the clash.

Tom Rogic has returned from international duty with Australia but will not feature for the Hoops, whilst Dedryck Boyata, Anthony Ralston, Olivier Ntcham, Odsonne Edouard, Kieran Tierney, Eboue Kouassi and Daniel Arzani all remain out through injury.

Vakoun Issouf Bayo continues to work on his fitness, whilst Leigh Griffiths continues to remain away from football.

To make things worse for The Bhoys, Filip Benkovic is also a doubt for the clash with St. Johnstone as he picked up a knock and will be required to undergo an assessment.

The Verdict:

The injuries are certainly starting to pile up for Celtic this season, which will be concerning news for Rodgers.

Benkovic’s latest setback could come as a blow for the club as they already have Boyata on the sidelines and leaves them short in the centre.

However, the attack for The Bhoys appears to be on fire since returning from the winter break and could continue that fine form when St Johnstone visit on Wednesday.

Celtic fans – thoughts?

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