Celtic duo to miss Premier Sports Cup clash but could be back for Hearts league game

Celtic will be without two key players for their Premier Sports Cup clash with Motherwell on Wednesday.

Ange Postecoglou confirmed Jota and David Turnbull will be absent for the quarter-final encounter at Fir Park. They are two of a number of injured stars with Stephen Welsh, Carl Starfelt and Callum McGregor all missing. The Australian offered a positive update regarding a possible return for the league match with Hearts at Tynecastle Park on Saturday.

"Jota is progressing, he is out training but he won’t be right for tomorrow,” Postecoglou said. From the weekend it will be as is. The closest to coming back are Turnbull and Jota but they will miss tomorrow. We will see about the weekend.”

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Turnbull has been absent since picking up an injury while on international duty with Scotland, while Portuguese winger Jota has missed the last two matches after being replaced at half-time in the 2-1 win over St Johnstone earlier this month.



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