Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic will face AEK Athens this evening.
Ntcham has been linked with a move away from Celtic in the summer transfer window, with RMC Sport reporting that FC Porto have opened talks with representatives of the midfielder (click here to read more).
The youngster has been on the books of Celtic since the summer of 2017 when he joined from Manchester City for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £4.5 million.
McLeish recently told The Scottish Sun about Scotland international striker Griffiths: “It would be difficult for Leigh to keep his level if he’s not playing much and keeping his match fitness.
“That’s a concern, but the challenge is for Leigh to bang in the goals. We want him at top fitness because when he came into the team in the last qualifying campaign he was on fire.”
This is how Celtic will line up against Athens this evening:
With the first leg of the tie having finished 1-1 at Celtic Park last week, the Hoops are in danger of not progressing further in the Champions League this season.
Provan wrote in The Scottish Sun: “The new season is still in nappies but Celtic’s visit to Athens on Tuesday is already squeaky bum time for Peter Lawwell.
“If the Hoops go out to the Greeks, it’ll be Lawwell’s backside in the bacon slicer and he shouldn’t expect any sympathy.
“While the rookie Gerrard has been handed enough cash to buy an entire team, Rodgers finds his own hands tied,” added Provan. “That will buy him immunity from prosecution if Celtic lose in Athens.
“Supporters will turn the spotlight on a board who’ve had it too easy for too long. If this game is big for Rodgers, it’s even bigger for Lawwell.”