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Celtic: Ange Postecoglou drops Josip Juranovic injury update

Celtic are closing in on securing the Premiership title this season with just two matches left to play.

The Hoops are in action tonight as they take on Dundee United away from home, before Saturday’s final game of the season against Motherwell at Parkhead.

Heading into these two big matches, it seems as though a worrying update has emerged regarding the possibility of whether or not one important Bhoys figure will be able to play a part.

What’s the news?

Speaking in his latest press conference on Tuesday, Postecoglou updated Celtic fans about the current situation surrounding Josip Juranovic and his fitness.

The 56-year-old said: “Josip Juranovic is still not fit for tomorrow. He’s half a chance for the weekend – we’ll see. He’s in rehab.”

The defender has been out of action since last month after he picked up an injury during their Scottish Cup semi-final defeat against Rangers.

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Celtic signed the full-back from Legia Warsaw last summer on a five-year deal worth a reported £2.5m.

Since then, the 26-year-old has been an important figure for the Bhoys, making 35 appearances across all competitions. In that time, the right-back has chipped in with five goals and provided two assists along the way.

He has also shown how solid a defensive player he can be by making 22 interceptions and winning 28 tackles, putting him in the top five in Postecoglou’s squad for both metrics.

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While the Parkhead club are on the verge of landing the league title and taking it off their Old Firm rivals, it will still be worrying for the 56-year-old to potentially see the summer recruit fail to make a recovery by the weekend.

Also, with fellow right-back Anthony Ralston posting the joint-lowest SofaScore match rating during Saturday’s 4-1 win over Hearts according to, perhaps having him play instead of Juranovic could be a concern for the Hoops manager.

If Celtic are able to get over the line and clinch the league title without the Croatian, everyone will then be hoping that he will be able to recover over the summer and stay fit for next season.

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