Celtic boss offers Kyogo and Nat Phillips injury news

While the first-half display left a lot to be desired, Celtic did turn things around after the break to get a much-needed 3-0 win over Dundee FC and open up a two-point lead in the Scottish Premiership. David Turnbull, Kyogo Furuhashi and Matt O’Riley were three names on the scoresheet for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

There were quite a few debuts handed out on the day as well. Nat Phillips, Paulo Bernardo and Luis Palma, all made their first appearances in the Hoops.

And unfortunately, there appeared to be injury issues as well. Phillips was taken off at half-time while Kyogo appeared to have a problem with his shoulder as well.

The good news is that it looks like the matter is not serious. As reported by BBC, Rodgers thinks that Phillips and Kyogo should be available for Tuesday’s Champions League group stage game against Feyenoord, as the Celtic manager said:

“Nat just rolled his ankle in the last action of the first half, so we just wanted to protect him.

“Kyogo felt a little bit on his shoulder and he needed a bit of work inside. But he came out and it didn’t really affect him as he scored and set up another.”

Celtic boss offers Kyogo and Phillips injury news

Kyogo is vital to this team and his being available against Feyenoord is very important. His movement can give trouble to even the best defences in the world.

On the other hand, Phillips did not particularly impress in the half of football that he played against Dundee FC and he must improve a lot if he is to be a starter for the Hoops. One can only hope that it was a result of him coming back from injury and not having played much football while at Liverpool and that he will get better once he gets some minutes in the bank.

Celtic did manage to keep another clean sheet, which will be viewed as a major positive by Rodgers. That makes it three games on the trot that they have not conceded a goal. Not bad for a team missing so many defenders.