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Paris Saint-Germain's Italian midfielder Marco Verratti (C) reacts as a linesman (L) speaks to him while Celtic's Scottish defender Kieran Tierney (R) looks on during the UEFA Champions...

It looks like Celtic's Kieran Tierney will be absent tomorrow.

Kieran Tierney of Celtic in action during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Salzburg at Celtic Park on December 13, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed to a press conference via Celtic's official Twitter account that Kieran Tierney will play no part in Thursday's Europa League clash with Valencia.

Parkhead plays host tomorrow as the Spanish giants visit Glasgow for the first leg of a last-32 tie.

The Celtic boss is already without a few of his star players, and the young left-back has been added to that list.

According to The Scottish Sun, Tierney, who is training with the first team again, 'pleaded' with Rodgers to play him tomorrow.

 

But it looks like the Northern Irishman has rejected that plea - and many Hoops supporters are disappointed by his imminent absence.

That means that Jonny Hayes or Emilio Izaguirre will line up in a left-back role against Los Che.

Hayes was brilliant in this position in the 5-0 win over St Johnstone last weekend and in all probability Rodgers will go with the Irish winger again.

Whoever it is could be set for a tricky 90 minutes against Carlos Soler, one of Europe's most exciting young wingers.

5th December 2018, Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Motherwell versus Celtic; Kieran Tierney of Celtic is chased down by Richard Tait of Motherwell

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