Kayal misses Shakhter clash

Celtic will be without midfielder Beram Kayal for the second leg of their Champions League play-off tie with Shakhter Karagandy on Tuesday night.

Last Updated: 28/08/13 at 18:58

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The Israel international injured his groin in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Inverness and has been ruled out for a fortnight.

Neil Lennon's side trail 2-0 from the opening leg in Kazakhstan and he is monitoring the progress of a number of other players.

Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk struggled with a hamstring problem at the weekend but he will be fit for the Parkhead clash.

Anthony Stokes (calf), Georgios Samaras (toe), Derk Boerrigter (ankle) and James Forrest (sciatica) all missed the game in the Highlands but are expected to train ahead of the European clash.

Kris Commons is still battling a groin injury but his participation has not been ruled out by Lennon.

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