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Ange Postecoglou proud of how Celtic handled Hearts fightback at Tynecastle

Posted Thursday, January 27, 2022 by PA9 hits

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou praised his side’s resilience after they held on for a 2-1 victory over Hearts at a raucous Tynecastle.The Hoops led at the break through goals from Reo Hatate and Georgios Giakoumakis but they had to withstand some strong pressure from the hosts in the closing half hour, with Liam Boyce pulling one back before missing a penalty.Postecoglou was thrilled with...Full Story »

Celtic survive second-half scare to win at Hearts and keep pressure on Rangers

Posted Thursday, January 27, 2022 by PA11 hits

Celtic survived a strong second-half fightback from Hearts to grind out a 2-1 victory in a pulsating cinch Premiership encounter at Tynecastle.Ange Postecoglou’s side looked in full control at the break after goals from Reo Hatate and Georgios Giakoumakis.But Liam Boyce pulled one back after the break and the Northern Irish striker then missed a penalty as the hosts piled on the pressure i...Full Story »

John Souttar expected to return for Hearts’ Premiership visit of Celtic

Posted Wednesday, January 26, 2022 by PA9 hits

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson expects to have John Souttar in his squad to face Celtic.The defender missed Saturday’s cup win over Auchinleck Talbot with an ankle injury after Rangers made a failed bid to take him to Ibrox months before scheduled.Beni Baningime is in contention to start following a knee problem, while Ben Woodburn is back following a Covid-19 absence. Defender Taylor Moore...Full Story »

Ange Postecoglou pleased with Japanese newcomers’ Celtic debuts in win over Hibs

Posted Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by PA14 hits

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou felt vindicated in throwing his Japanese newcomers into the action after a 2-0 victory over Hibernian.Striker Daizen Maeda scored less than four minutes into his debut and midfielder Reo Hatate was given the club’s man-of-the-match award, while Yosuke Ideguchi was handed a late introduction to the cinch Premiership.Postecoglou said: “I thought it was a...Full Story »

Daizen Maeda scores on Celtic debut to help beat Hibernian

Posted Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by PA9 hits

Daizen Maeda scored less than four minutes into his Celtic debut as Ange Postecoglou’s side returned to action with a 2-0 victory over Hibernian.Josip Juranovic was also on target in the first half from the penalty spot as Celtic moved three points behind cinch Premiership leaders Rangers ahead of the champions’ visit to Aberdeen on Tuesday.Celtic’s three Japanese January signi...Full Story »

Jota faces late fitness test ahead of Celtic’s Premiership clash with Hibernian

Posted Sunday, January 16, 2022 by PA14 hits

Ange Postecoglou will assess Portuguese striker Jota ahead of the cinch Premiership game against Hibernian at Celtic Park on Monday night.The Hoops attacker has resumed training after recovering from a hamstring problem.New signings from the J-League, Yosuke Ideguchi, Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda are available, while David Turnbull and Albian Ajeti (both hamstring), Giorgos Giakoumakis (knee), Ja...Full Story »

Brentford's Kris Ajer celebrates engagement to girlfriend Marte Koepp with old Celtic pals Greg Taylor and Ryan Christie

Posted Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by hits

BRENTFORD'S Kris Ajer celebrated his engaement to stunning girlfriend Marte Koepp on a night out in London with old Celtic pals Greg Taylor and Ryan Christie. The Bees defender - who swapped the Hoops for the riches of the English Premier League in the summer - revealed his big news to his followers on Instagram last week. Ex-Celtic star Ajer poses with fiancee after popping the question last ...Full Story »

Postecoglou praises Celtic players for staying composed at ‘pretty chaotic’ time

Posted Sunday, December 26, 2021 by PA18 hits

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou hailed his players’ composure after they beat St Johnstone 3-1 without more than a full team being available and having lost Kyogo Furuhashi to injury early on in Perth.Liel Abada struck a first-half double either side of Furuhashi aggravating a hamstring problem and stand-in skipper Nir Bitton struck late on after Chris Kane headed Saints back into contenti...Full Story »

Liel Abada brace overshadowed by Kyogo Furuhashi injury as Celtic win in Perth

Posted Sunday, December 26, 2021 by PA15 hits

Liel Abada fired a severely depleted Celtic side to victory over St Johnstone as Kyogo Furuhashi suffered fresh injury trouble in Perth.Abada struck either side of Furuhashi appearing to aggravate a hamstring problem and the Israeli was denied a hat-trick goal on several occasions.Substitute Chris Kane headed the hosts back into contention but stand-in Celtic captain Nir Bitton sealed a 3-1 cinc...Full Story »

Chris Kane could be able as St Johnstone prepare to host Celtic

Posted Friday, December 24, 2021 by PA33 hits

St Johnstone could potentially have Chris Kane back for the visit of Celtic following a household-contact self-isolation period.Saints have experienced a number of similar problems with Eetu Vertainen, Zander Clark and Shaun Rooney missing in the midweek defeat by Ross County.Cammy MacPherson (groin) is sidelined until January, while David Wotherspoon (knee) is out for the season.Carl Starfelt r...Full Story »

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou rues missed chances as Hoops are held by St Mirren

Posted Thursday, December 23, 2021 by PA17 hits

Ange Postecoglou claimed Celtic lacked composure in front of goal following his side’s 0-0 stalemate against Covid-affected St Mirren in Paisley.Celtic dominated the cinch Premiership match but could not get the breakthrough and had to settle for a draw which leaves them six points behind leaders Rangers.The Parkhead boss, who made six enforced changes to the side which won the Premier Spo...Full Story »

Celtic suffer surprise setback as Covid-hit St Mirren hold Hoops to stalemate

Posted Thursday, December 23, 2021 by PA8 hits

Celtic dropped two unexpected and potentially crucial cinch Premiership points as they were held to a goalless draw by Covid-affected St Mirren in Paisley.Buddies boss Jim Goodwin’s squad was stricken by the virus but Saints’ request to have the fixture postponed was rejected by the Scottish Professional Football League.His side put up the fight of their lives against the Hoops, who ...Full Story »

Covid-hit St Mirren face major selection headache ahead of Celtic clash

Posted Wednesday, December 22, 2021 by PA32 hits

St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin faces a major selection headache for the cinch Premiership visit of Celtic.Saints failed in a request to get the match postponed after a number of positive Covid-19 cases but are still awaiting some PCR results.The Buddies were already without Eamonn Brophy (hamstring) and Conor McCarthy (ankle).David Turnbull is awaiting the results of a scan on his hamstring injur...Full Story »

Postecoglou had ‘no chance’ of keeping Celtic hero Furuhashi out of final

Posted Monday, December 20, 2021 by PA28 hits

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou admitted there was no way he could have kept Kyogo Furuhashi off the Hampden pitch after the Japan forward brushed off an injury to win the Premier Sports Cup.Furuhashi struck twice as Celtic came from behind to beat Hibernian 2-1.The Japan international had missed the previous two matches with a hamstring injury and Postecoglou had admitted the player and his med...Full Story »

Kyogo Furuhashi fires Celtic to Premier Sports Cup glory with brace at Hampden

Posted Monday, December 20, 2021 by PA22 hits

Kyogo Furuhashi cemented his hero status among the Celtic support by firing them to their first trophy of the Ange Postecoglou era.The Japan forward returned from a hamstring injury to hit a Hampden double as Celtic came from behind to beat Hibernian 2-1 in the Premier Sports Cup final.The game burst to life after a cagey first half during which Celtic suffered another hamstring injury as David ...Full Story »

Celtic leave it late to pick up three points at Ross County

Posted Thursday, December 16, 2021 by PA28 hits

Anthony Ralston’s  dramatic added time winner for Celtic against Ross County kept the depleted Hoops four points behind Rangers at the top of the cinch Premiership.Ange Postecoglou was missing six attackers but makeshift striker Liel Abada put the robust visitors ahead in the 21st minute with a close-range finish.However, County defender Jack Baldwin levelled from  a corner in th...Full Story »

Connor Randall a doubt for Ross County’s game with Celtic

Posted Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by PA22 hits

Ross County manager Malky Mackay will assess Connor Randall on the day of the match against Celtic to check if he has shaken off a sickness bug.The 26-year-old defender went off early in the 3-2 win over Dundee at the weekend after vomiting on the pitch.Alex Iacovitti is still sidelined with a hamstring injury.Celtic’s attacking options have diminished further ahead of their trip to Dingwa...Full Story »

Tom Rogic goal earns Celtic victory over Motherwell

Posted Monday, December 13, 2021 by PA33 hits

An inventive set-piece allowed Tom Rogic to net the only goal in a 1-0 win against Motherwell as Celtic came through their first test without a recognised striker.Rogic converted David Turnbull’s disguised delivery at the end of an end-to-end first half during which Motherwell hit the bar.The home side were far more comfortable after the break as they restored a four-point deficit on Range...Full Story »

Celtic facing striker shortage ahead of the visit of Motherwell

Posted Friday, December 10, 2021 by PA25 hits

Celtic face a striker shortage for the cinch Premiership visit of Motherwell after Kyogo Furuhashi and Albian Ajeti suffered hamstring injuries against Real Betis on Thursday.Giorgos Giakoumakis faces another week or two on the sidelines following minor knee surgery. Jota is also out with a hamstring problem and fellow winger James Forrest also missed the Betis game.Anthony Ralston has missed tw...Full Story »

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou bemoans schedule

Posted Friday, December 10, 2021 by PA23 hits

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou bemoaned their “ridiculous” schedule after losing strikers Albian Ajeti and Kyogo Furuhashi to hamstring injuries during their final Europa League game.But the Australian insisted he would not temper the workload demands he puts on his players.Postecoglou made 11 changes for the visit of Real Betis and there were plenty of positives in a 3-2 win includ...Full Story »

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