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Celtic handed potential boost ahead of Motherwell showdown

Celtic are back in action for the final time this season on Saturday as they take on Motherwell in their first game since being crowned Premiership champions in midweek.

Their 1-1 draw against Dundee United at Tannadice was enough to seal the league title and officially reclaim domestic superiority from their Glasgow arch-rivals.

Giorgos Giakoumakis put the Hoops ahead less than 10 minutes into the second half on Wednesday, only for the home side to find an equaliser later on. Despite this slight hiccup, a point was all that was needed to confirm Celtic’s status as league champions.

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s clash, it seems as though the Hoops may have been handed a potential boost which could improve their chances of securing another victory in front of their home fans before the campaign draws to a close.

What’s the news?

Speaking in his latest press conference on Friday ahead of the clash, Motherwell manager Graham Alexander was discussing the current situation regarding his squad.

He said: “We’ve had a few calls in between Wednesday and today, with a couple more players dropping out with illness, which has been going around for a couple of weeks now.

“Unfortunately, it has been contagious and people have been breaking down with it, so we’ll have to wait until tomorrow morning to see who is OK and sort of pick a team from that, really.”

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Taking this into account, it turns out that the Motherwell squad are not in the best shape, with some players potentially out of tomorrow’s game through illness, which is not an ideal situation for the travelling side.

In the three league games that Celtic have played against the Well this season, Ange Postecoglou’s side have won every time, scoring seven goals and keeping a clean sheet in all three.

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Not knowing who may or may not be available to play would be a big concern for Alexander and his side, who presumably will be looking to rain on Celtic’s parade by picking up a draw or a win.

On the flip side, this could well play into the hands of Postecoglou the Hoops, who may now have a smoother game ahead of them to end their impressive season, which would surely delight the Parkhead faithful on what will be a day of celebration.

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