Chris Sutton raves about Charlie Mulgrew

Chris Sutton seems to rate Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew highly.

Chris Sutton has been singing the praises of Celtic player Charlie Mulgrew in The Daily Record.

Mulgrew has been on the books of Scottish Premiership giants Celtic since 2010 and is a very versatile footballer.

The Scotland international is primarily deployed as a left-back by the Bhoys, but he can also feature at centre-back and in central midfield.

Former Celtic striker Sutton speaks highly of the 29-year-old ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers player and considers him better than Honduras international left-back Emilio Izaguirre.

"I like Charlie," Sutton wrote in The Daily Record. "He has a good footballing brain. He may be exposed against a top-quality winger as he lacks a bit of pace but he shows more hunger and desire to defend than Izaguirre."

Injury concern

Sutton wants Mulgrew to start instead of Izaguirre in the first leg of the Champions League qualifying third-round tie against FK Qarabag at Celtic Park on Wednesday.

However, it now seems that the former Aberdeen star will have to sit out of the encounter due to injury.

According to The Glasgow Evening Times, Mulgrew has been ruled out of the encounter due to a minor knee injury which he picked up during the pre-season friendly match against Rennes

This means that Izaguirre is now likely to start the game against Qarabag on Wednesday.

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