The Celtic team news is in for their Champions League first-round qualifier against Sarajevo, as Mikey Johnston will miss the second leg according to BBC Sport. 

It is a big blow for the Bhoys, after the 20-year-old limped off in the first leg of the tie and has been ruled out with a thigh strain.

On a positive note for Celtic, the tie seems to be all but won after Johnston equalised in the 3-1 victory in the first leg away from home.

Neil Lennon will be able to call upon full-back Boli Bolingoli though, who was a doubt after picking up a slight ankle problem in the Bhoys’ victory in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Celtic remain without a number of key players, with Kieran Tierney upon the list of injured stars for the Hoops.

Tom Rogic, Marian Shved and Vakoun Issouf Bayo are also unavailable for the Bhoys, who will be aiming to wrap up their first round qualifier at Celtic Park.

Olivier Ntcham will play no part after returning from international duty with France at the European Under-21 Championship, with the Celtic midfielder easing back into full training.

Leigh Griffiths gained some valuable game time on Saturday in a friendly against Rennes, but isn’t expected to play any part on Wednesday evening.

New Celtic signing Christopher Jullien also featured in the 0-0 draw after spending the first leg against Sarajevo on the bench, with the former Toulouse centre-half not ready to make his first competitive start for the club yet.

If the Bhoys progress, which they are huge favourites to, they will set up a second round tie with Estonian champions Nomme Kalju in their quest to qualify for this season’s elite European competition.

A two goal cushion should be more than enough for Lennon’s side, with Celtic also hopeful that Johnston’s injury isn’t a serious issue.


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