Celtic confirm 13 players self-isolating after Dubai trip but Hibernian fixture remains on

(Independent)

Celtic will be without 13 first-team players for tonight’s game against Hibernian after coming into close contact with the sole member of the squad who has tested positive for coronavirus – injured defender Christopher Jullien.

The club confirmed Jullien is self-isolating at home and he is sidelined with a knee injury for the foreseeable future, but he was part of the travelling party which headed to Dubai for a controversial mid-season training camp.

Celtic say they have been “informed by the authorities” that those who were in Jullien’s vicinity must now “self-isolate on a precautionary basis”, which includes 13 players, manager Neil Lennon and assistant John Kennedy.

Despite the fall-out from the trip, which now sees the team severely under-strength for the Scottish Premiership clash, the club have defended their trip.

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