Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham says he has spoken to Odsonne Edouard following his positive COVID-19 test. The striker tested positive for the virus last Tuesday and should be out of self-isolation on Friday.
With the derby against Rangers taking place on Saturday, there are major doubts over whether the 22-year-old will be included in the squad but Ntcham says that Edouard is in good health:
“I think these things are always a shock, but I spoke with Odsonne and he’s doing okay, he’s feeling good and recovering well. He’s keeping active every day and the club and the French football organisation have handled it well. I hope he is going to be fine soon. His health is the most important thing and I think everyone understands that.”
A place on the bench is probably the likeliest outcome at the moment. Edouard wouldn’t have taken part in team training for ten days once his quarantine period is over so it would be a lot to ask of him to be ready for such a big game.
That means the likes of Albian Ajeti, Mohammed Elyounoussi, Patryk Klimala and even Leigh Griffiths are likelier to start at Celtic Park this weekend. Which pairing manager Neil Lennon will choose, we shall have to wait and see.