Celtic cut Paddy McCourt from Champions League squad

Paddy McCourt. Picture: Robert Perry/ TSPL
Paddy McCourt. Picture: Robert Perry/ TSPL
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PADDY McCourt has been left out of Celtic’s squad for the rest of the side’s Champions League campaign.

The winger, who has made just two starts in the league this season, has been removed from the list submitted to UEFA ahead of the last-16 tie with Juventus.

New signings Rami Gershon and Tom Rogic have also failed to make the squad, despite space being available for them to play a role.

McCourt played a substitute role in the Champions League qualifying games against HJK and Helsingborg last year, but injuries have limited his role at Parkhead this season.

Juventus have added former Chelsea and Real Madrid striker Nicolas Anelka to their squad, along with new signing Federico Peluso.

Celtic take on the Italian giants in Glasgow on February 12, and in Turin on March 6.

Celtic’s Champions League squad in full

Kris Commons, Emilio Izaguirre, Beram Kayal, Scott Brown, Dylan McGeouch, Tony Watt, Charlie Mulgrew, Efe Ambrose, Miku Fedor, Fraser Forster, Gary Hooper, Joe Ledley, Mikael Lustig, Adam Matthews, Lassad Nouioui, Thomas Rogne, Georgios Samaras, Victor Wanyama, Kelvin Wilson, Lukasz Zaluska, Anthony Stokes, Bahrudin Atajic, Joe Chalmers, James Forrest, Marcus Fraser, Paul George, John Herron.