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17/2/2022 | 05:35pm
Kieran Devlin has dropped a worrying Celtic update regarding the return from injury of both David Turnbull and Kyogo Furuhashi.
What’s the latest?
In a recent Q&A on The Athletic, the Celtic correspondent revealed that neither the centre-forward nor the attacking midfielder look likely to return in time for the Bhoys’ second-leg tie against tonight’s Europa Conference League opponents, Bodo/Glimt, next week.
In response to a question asking whether the knitting duo have a chance of featuring in the return leg next Thursday, Devlin said: “Almost certainly not I’m afraid. Neither is back in training and Postecoglou said last week that Kyogo was ‘two to three weeks’ behind Turnbull in his recovery.”
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Fans want to be devastated
Considering just how important both Kyogo and Turnbull have been for Celtic so far this season, the news that neither of the injured pair look as if they will be available for either leg of the club’s European clash against the Norwegian outfit is sure to have left the Parkhead faithfully devastated.
Indeed, over Kyogo’s 26 appearances since his £4.6m move to Glasgow last summer, the £4.95m-rated striker has been in astonishing goalscoring form for the Hoops, having already bagged 16 goals – five of which have come in Europe – and provided his teammates with five assists.
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Meanwhile, over Turnbull’s 34 outings in all competitions this term, the £5.85m-rated midfielder has arguably been Celtic’s best performer, having scored nine goals and registered seven assists, as well as averaging rather extraordinary SofaScore match ratings of 7.87 and 7.02 in the Premiership and Europa League respectively.
As such, it is clear for all to see that the continued absence of both Kyogo and Turnbull will come as a major blow to Celtic’s chances of securing passage through to the next round of the Europa Conference League, however, with Ange Postecoglou having added the likes of Daizen Maeda, Matt O’Riley and Reo Hatate to his ranks in January, hopefully for the Hoops, the 56-year-old has enough to see his side through against the Eliteserien champions.
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