Celtic have been hit with the news that attacker Mohamed Elyounoussi is suffering from an injury and was sent home from the Norway squad earlier in the week.
The on loan Southampton star took a while to get going with the Bhoys, with his poor form ironically seeing him dropped from national duty, but having found his mojo again he was called up for this weekend’s matches, only to report with an issue with his foot.
Elyounoussi has really come to life for Celtic over the last month, helping them to continue their dominance of Scottish football by qualifying for the Betfred Cup final in a few weeks, as well as remaining top of the Premiership table, and also making good strides in the Europa League.
Any signs that the Norwegian will miss any upcoming matches for the Bhoys will be a big blow, especially as we are entering an important part of the season.
It is not yet known whether the Celtic attacker will be forced to miss any action for the Glasgow giants, but the threat of it will be a burden hanging over them in the run up to their next game, which comes at home to Livingston next weekend.
One thing we do know though, courtesy of Norway coach Lars Lagerback, is that Elyounoussi was sent back to the Bhoys this week.
“Unfortunately for both him and us, he has a feeling of an injury in the foot. So, the outcome is that he’s not going to play [against Faroe Islands]. He’s going to leave the squad today,” TV2 quotes him as saying.
It will be interesting to see what Neil Lennon does with his Celtic star next weekend, and whether the Norwegian is fit to feature in the first place.
He is unlikely to do anything which will keep Elyounoussi out for the long-term, so it could be an interesting week for the Bhoys.