Celtic handed injury worry ahead of Scottish Cup final

Celtic have not been in great form lately. It has felt like a number of their players have taken their foot off the gas in recent times. As a result, the Hoops have only won one of their previous four games in the league. While that might not have any impact on the Premiership title race, it is not ideal ahead of the Scottish Cup final.

Celtic will have the chance to win a treble, when they take to the Hampden Park pitch next month, to take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle. While Ange Postecoglou’s side will be the heavy favourites, it would be a mistake to take the Championship side lightly.

Celtic’s injury worries in recent weeks have been a major cause for their lack of form. And while Alistair Johnston has returned to training lately, it appears that Aaron Mooy is struggling.

While speaking in a media conference on Celtic’s official YouTube channel, Postecoglou confirmed that Mooy will miss the game against Hibernian and he is still struggling with a niggle.

Celtic handed injury worry ahead of Scottish Cup final

Mooy was signed in the summer and a lot of fans had raised their eyebrows at the move. Following the exit of Tom Rogic, it was seen as a move in the sideward direction instead of a positive one.

But it has to be said that Mooy has proven himself over the course of the season and has established as a key player for the Hoops. Thus, one can only hope that he is available for the final.

Celtic could certainly do with a player of Mooy’s quality and experience in a game of that magnitude. But at the same time, if he does end up missing the game, the Hoops do have enough options to navigate the test presented by Inverness CT.