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Celtic assistant Chris Davies on whether Kolo Toure could make his debut in the Champions League

Liverpool's Kolo Toure during the press conference

Celtic are set to play the first leg of their tie against Astana tomorrow.

Liverpool's Kolo Toure during the press conference

Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has refused to rule out of the possibility of Kolo Toure making his debut against Astana in the Champions League in the Daily Record.

Celtic have the option of naming one player in their team who they have not yet registered for the tie.

Toure only signed for Celtic at the start of the week, but Brendan Rodgers’ side are short of options in central-defence.

Liverpool's Kolo Toure tackles Sevilla's Kevin Gameiro

Although it looks most likely that Mikael Lustig and Erik Sviatchenko will continue at the back, Davies has suggested that Toure has a chance of featuring in the second leg of the fixture.

“We will see how we go and how Kolo does with his fitness this week,” Davies said.

“For now, we are focusing on what we have.”

Toure is due to link up with his new Celtic teammates when they return from Kazakhstan later this week.

Liverpool's Kolo Toure in action with Villarreal's Cedric Bakambu

Celtic are set to face Astana in the first leg of their Champions League tomorrow evening.

The Bhoys made it to this stage by beating Lincoln Red Imps from Gibraltar 3-1 on aggregate.

Celtic have not qualified for the Champions League in two years, and they are desperate to do so this time around.

Liverpool's Kolo Toure and Emre Can in action with Manchester City's Yaya Toure

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