Gutted Erik Sviatchenko sends message to Celtic team-mates on Twitter

Celtic FC

The 24-year-old Dane misses out with a thigh injury.

Injured Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko has sent his team-mates a good-luck message on Twitter ahead of the visit to Motherwell today

The Danish centre-half missed the trip to Fir Park after struggling with a thigh problem as of late, but the 24-year-old is there in spirit as the Hoops look to clasp one hand on a fifth successive Scottish Premiership title today.


Victory this afternoon would see Celtic move a massive eight points clear of second-placed Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership title race, after the Dons lost 2-1 at Hearts last night to leave their hopes hanging by a thread.


But the absence of Sviatchenko might mar a possible win today, given what sort of occasion lies ahead.

Worryingly for the Bhoys and manager Ronny Deila, Sviatchenko, a January signing from Danish outfit Midtjylland, is also struggling to be fit for next Sunday's huge Scottish Cup semi-final with Rangers at Hampden Park.

Barring the regular yellow card, the big defender has looked decent enough since joining the Parkhead club and the Hoops will need him against their bitter Old Firm rivals.

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