Celtic FC News: Neil Lennon faces selection dilemma ahead of Hibernian clash

Celtic FC News: Celtic manager Neil Lennon faces selection dilemma for the game against Hibernian. (h/t  Daily Record UK)

The Celts will be heading to Easter Road for their first game in the Premiership second phase.

Midfielder Ryan Christie is due to undergo surgery, as a fall-out of the facial fracture suffered in the Scottish Cup semi-finals. He will be out for the rest of the season.

The injury list continues to pile up, with Christie being the latest one.

Injury list

Dedryck Boyata (hamstring), Craig Gordon, Eboue Kouassi and Daniel Arzani (all knee).

Leigh Griffiths has just returned to training from a long lay-off, given by the club to revive himself from his personal issues.

Midfield Conundrum

The absence of Christie could force Callum McGregor to switch his role up front.

But the wisest decision will be deploying Tom Rogic as the attacking midfielder in his natural position.

In fact, the Australian came off the bench to replace the injured Christie at Hampden last week.

Earlier, Lennon had a 2-0 win over the Hibs in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

Player to watch out for

James Forrest is enjoying the best spell of his career yet at Park Head this season.

He has managed to score 14 goals and provide 9 assists, across all competitions.

The Scots winger, in particular, has earned a name for scoring in the big matches, as he did in the Old Firm derby, followed by a stunning strike against the Dons last week.

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The Celts will play Hearts in the Scottish Cup finals next month.

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