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Celtic squad revealed for Bayer Leverkusen as Stephen Welsh eases defensive woes after injury scare

Daily Record logo Daily Record 6 days ago Mark Pirie

Defender Stephen Welsh is set to be fit in time for Celtic's crucial Europa League clash with Bayer Leverkusen.

Ange Postecoglou 's side face the prospect of dropping into the Europa Conference League if a defeat to the Bundesliga side is coupled with a Real Betis win.

With the team short on defensive options, Welsh will be available for the tie after sustaining a facial knock against St Johnstone in the Premier Sports Cup semi-final.

Centre-back option Carl Starfelt also remains sidelines alongside Tom Rogic and Giorgos Giakoumakis.

Long-term absentee Christopher Jullien is back in training after recovering from a knee injury and is in the Europa League squad.

However, his Celtic first-team return in against Bayer remains unlikely.

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Predicted Celtic XI

Celtic squad revealed

- denotes player B list (academy trained)

Vasilis Barkas

Joe Hart

Scott Bain

Ryan Mullen*

Carl Starfelt

Liam Scales

Cameron Carter-Vickers

Osaze Urhoghide

Anthony Ralston

Stephen Welsh*

Dane Murray*

Adam Montgomery*

Josip Juranovic

Nir Bitton

Kyogo Furuhashi

Liel Abada

Ismaila Soro

James McCarthy

Tom Rogic

Liam Shaw

Callum McGregor

James Forrest

Ewan Henderson*

Giorgos Giakoumakis

Albian Ajeti

David Turnbull

Jota

Mikey Johnston

Owen Moffat*

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