Last night saw Celtic dealt something of a shock blow in their race for the SPL title. After comfortably beating closest rivals Aberdeen 4-0 at the weekend they slipped up v St Johnstone yesterday, losing 1-0 at Celtic Park.
The team have played a lot of football recently and it was a fairly tired performance from The Bhoys, who failed to break down the defence of their visitors.
Fresh legs are needed in busy times so Celtic fans would be hoping for plenty of good news on the injury front, especially with the Scottish Cup quarter-final with Dundee United on Sunday approaching fast.
Today, as Celtic unveiled their new kit manufacturers as American sportswear brand New Balance, boss Ronny Deila also gave a quick update on the fitness on several injury victims - with mixed news.
Here is what he said, via the official Celtic Twitter account:
RD on injuries: "Matthews twisted his ankle and hopefully be ready for Sunday." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) March 5, 2015
RD: "John Guidetti will be tested today and also on Saturday. Kris Commons the same." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) March 5, 2015
RD: "Mikael Lustig and Charlie (Mulgrew) still out." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) March 5, 2015
So it would appear that Welsh international Adam Matthews should be in contention but there are serious question marks over the fitness of John Guidetti and Kris Commons. Meanwhile Mikael Lustig and Charlie Mulgrew remain out of contention, with Mulgrew out for another six weeks at least with his latest knee problem.
RD on @charlie_mulgrew “Have to wait six weeks before we start doing anything, a difficult injury so have to be cautious." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) March 5, 2015
So not great news on the injury front, Celtic will be hoping they can still take it to Dundee United come Sunday afternoon.