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Celtic handed Kyogo Furuhashi injury update

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has delivered an update on Kyogo Furuhashi’s status ahead of his side’s Scottish League Cup clash against Alloa Athletic.

What’s the story?

The Japan international has been out of action for the Hoops in four of their past five Premiership games, and it appears he isn’t set to be coming back anytime soon.

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Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Alloa, Postecoglou said: “It’s not going to be a quick return. I’m reluctant to put a timeframe on it. We’re still looking at a number of weeks at the moment.”

Big blow for Celtic

With an impressive 16 goals in his first 26 games for the club, as well as another five assists to his name too, it’s fair to say Furuhashi has well and truly hit the ground running.

Whether any Hoops fans imagined the Japanese ace could have taken to life at Parkhead like this is up for debate, and former Premier League striker Kevin Campbell has raved about the kind of impact he has had.

He said: “Wow, what a phenomenal impact he is having on that football club. When a player has confidence he can produce goals like that.

“Let’s be honest, he has been the difference for Celtic this season. They are a different team when he plays. They need him fit and available every week. He can carry the team and that is what he has done. He has been nothing short of awesome since he has signed. You have to give Postecoglou credit.”

Being without Furuhashi once again comes as a major blow for Postecoglou as his side look to kick on in the second half of the campaign, and while he will feel his team should have more than enough against Alloa, it’s the fixtures up ahead which could be a worry.

Celtic fans and Postecoglou alike will surely be gutted at seeing the Japanese talent miss out once more.

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