Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has criticized the schedule after injuries to both strikers Albian Ajeti and Kyogo Furuhashi. The Australian insisted that he will not reduce the workload on players despite the injuries. He made 11 changes for their Europa League game with Osaze Urhoghide and Liam Shaw making their debuts. With Giorgos Giakmoumakis still recovering from a knee injury, they could be without a recognized striker this weekend.

“Albian’s one looked fairly significant. Kyogo, we are not really sure. So we will just wait and see when they are assessed.” Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou said. “Furuhashi has already had a muscle injury lay-off this season along with the likes of Carl Starfelt and Tom Rogic, while Jota and James Forrest were both unavailable through injury against Betis.”

“There’s no doubt about that,” he added. “It’s a ridiculous amount of games we are having to play. And I guess it’s the way and the manner in which we play our football as well, it’s very demanding on the players. We don’t have the squad yet to cope with that and that’s putting stress on, which we have had to deal with pretty much the whole way through.”

“We still have seven games to go, remarkably, between now and the break. Hopefully getting some game time for guys means they become options for us in terms of making them game-ready.” he continued. “Hopefully when the break comes we will get reinforcements and come out stronger.”

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