James Forrest’s hopes of making a flying start to the new era at Celtic have been hit by a coronavirus issue.
The winger sat out most of final season with an ankle harm and was badly missed earlier than returning late within the marketing campaign and making a short look for Scotland at Euro 2020.
But he’s absent from Celtic’s coaching camp in Wales as new boss Ange Postecoglou bids to imprint his concepts on the squad.
Celtic confirmed on Twitter that Forrest was not current at the camp as he had been recognized as an in depth contact of a constructive Covid-19 case.
Christopher Jullien can be nonetheless in Glasgow as he works on his health following a long-term knee harm.
Celtic face Sheffield Wednesday in a behind-closed-doors pleasant in Wales on Wednesday and new Hoops signing Liam Shaw is relishing a debut in opposition to his former membership.
The 20-year-old midfielder signed a four-year contract with the Parkhead membership from the Owls final month.
Shaw appeared ahead to seeing some acquainted faces at Dragon Park in Newport.
He informed CelticTV: “Hopefully I play well and show the gaffer what I’m about.
“It’s going to be bizarre, to be sincere, first sport Celtic play in opposition to Sheffield Wednesday.
“But it is also going to be similar to every other sport, while you present on the pitch you do not take into consideration something, you simply take into consideration successful. I’m wanting ahead to it.
“I obviously know all the lads really well and they know how I play. But it will be nice to see a few familiar faces.
“I’ll simply go in and provides it 100 per cent and see the way it goes. I reckon it is going to be a troublesome sport, it will not be simple at all. They’ve acquired quite a bit of good gamers nonetheless there.
“But we’ve got to play our football and play how we want to play and not worry about any other team.”
Postecoglou has begun his refurbishment of the Celtic squad following final season’s frustration when the membership completed trophyless, because the Premiership title returned to Old Firm rivals Rangers for the primary time in a decade.
The former Australia boss handed a new one-year contract to striker Leigh Griffiths whereas 21-year-old defender Osaze Urhoghide has additionally been recruited from Sheffield Wednesday, with others anticipated to bolster the squad earlier than the tip of the switch window.
There is not any readability but round gamers similar to Odsonne Edouard, Kristoffer Ajer and Ryan Christie, whose futures have been topic to hypothesis.
Celtic are prepared to embark on a collection of friendlies in preparation for the primary leg of their Champions League second qualifying spherical in opposition to Danish League runners-up FC Midtjylland.
The Hoops play Wednesday at Dragon Park earlier than taking up Charlton at the identical venue on Saturday.
The Premiership aspect journey to face Bristol City on Wednesday, July 14 earlier than internet hosting Preston on Saturday week.
Source – SkySports