Celtic team news: Rodgers without Boyata for Hamilton test

Celtic team news: Rodgers without Boyata for Hamilton test

Celtic will meet Hamilton Academical on Saturday afternoon at Celtic Park as they look to extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

The Bhoys could go four points clear of Kilmarnock n what would be a perfect birthday present for Brendan Rodgers.

The Hoops managed to return to winning ways against St. Mirren in midweek with an emphatic 4-0 win, however, the manager is expecting a tough test against Hamilton.

And, according to a match preview by Sky Sports, it appears he may have been handed a potential blow ahead of the game.

Dedryck Boyata remains unavailable as he continues to recover from a groin strain. The Belgium international defender was expected to be available, however, his recovery is taking a little longer than initially thought.

Kieren Tierney also remains absent, although he is expected to return from his hip problem in February.

Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah will want to continue with their impressive form for Celtic since joining the club on loan spells until the end of the season.

The Verdict:

Celtic have an excellent opportunity to go four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a win against Hamilton on Saturday, although Boyata’s absence could come as a blow.

The Belgian enforcer has been a key member of the squad and Rodgers will have been disappointed not to be able to call upon him for the match at Celtic Park.

However, with Burke and Weah taking to life extremely well in Glasgow, the Hoops will be hoping they can continue to fire in the goals.

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