Glasgow Celtic return to cup action on Sunday with a clash against St Johnstone, with the Scottish champions boosted by the news that defender Jozo Simunovic has escaped disciplinary action and will be free to feature, as reported by BBC Sport.

The Bhoys won the match 2-0 against Hibs in midweek thanks to goals from Ryan Christie and Oliver Burke, a result which keeps them six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

However, it was not all plain sailing as Celtic enforcer Simunovic appeared to elbow Oli Shaw as the pair battled for a high ball in the first half.

Shaw was substituted at the break and Hibs caretaker manager Eddie May criticised the defender after the match.

Simunovic was not penalised by referee Craig Thomson after the incident and the Scottish FA have not punished the Celtic man.

Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers has had depleted defensive options in recent weeks, but injury news is starting to look up, according to the Daily Record.

Dedryck Boyata made his return from injury against Hibs and Kieran Tierney is back in training.

Kristoffer Ajer will be available again after sitting out the midweek game through suspension.

Elsewhere, Olivier Ntcham, Odsonne Edouard and James Forrest are all back in training and could also feature against St Johnstone.


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