Sunday 18 March 2018

Lennon to wait before naming team

Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Photo: Getty Images
Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Photo: Getty Images

Celtic manager Neil Lennon will keep Rangers guessing about his side for Sunday's Scottish Cup fifth-round clash at Ibrox.

Defenders Daniel Majstorovic (hamstring), Glenn Loovens (knee) and Thomas Rogne (calf) and striker Georgios Samaras (hamstring) are all racing to be fit for the trip to Govan.

But Lennon is in no rush to make any decision and revealed he will also add defender Cha-Du-Ri and midfielder Ki Sung-yueng to his squad, who are just back from Asian Cup duty with South Korea.

Lennon said: "Samaras, Majstorovic and Rogne trained and we will have to see how they are tomorrow before we make a decision.

"They are around 50-50. Players play when they are not 100pc anyway. There are different types of players who play through injury and once the game is going they are fine.

"But you have to be careful, particularly with hamstring injuries and soft-tissue injuries. Cha and Ki are back and look happy and are in contention.

"They have had a couple of days off after their exertions. They didn't train that hard today but they looked fine and Glenn came through it as well."

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