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Report: Rarely seen Celtic fringe figure could feature vs Copenhagen

Glasgow Celtic could have their January signing Ismaila Soro on the bench when they host FC Copenhagen in the second leg of their Europa League tie on Thursday evening, according to the Scottish Sun.

The Bhoys go into the contest with the upper hand, after coming away from the Danish capital with a 1-1 draw last week, which means they currently lead on away goals, so a clean sheet in front of their own fans will see the Glasgow giants join rivals Rangers in the last 16.

Celtic have been in excellent form domestically, and will hope to take that into their crunch European tie on Thursday, with them hoping to progress deeper in the secondary continental competition.

The Bhoys are sweating over the fitness of their captain Scott Brown for the game, and it would be something of a blow should he not be passed fit to take his place in the side.

Celtic pair Nir Bitton and Tom Rogic are believed to be being lined up for big roles in the game against the Danes, with Ryan Christie out through suspension and Olivier Ntcham injured, and there could also be first action for the Glasgow outfit for their January signing Soro, who could well be included on the bench.

The Ivorian is yet to feature for the Bhoys after his £2 million move from Israeli club Bnei Yehuda back in January, but that could be set to change on Thursday evening.

The 21-year-old midfielder is seen as one for the future at Celtic Park, but with Neil Lennon seeing his squad struggling with absentees, there could be an early promotion for Soro, in what is a key outing.

Bhoys fans could get to see their new man for the first time against Copenhagen, where if he is called upon he will be required to make an immediate impact, if the Scots are to maintain their European hopes this term.

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