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The Hoops manager is considering resting some of his more important players for the SPL game against Inverness at the weekend, as five men face late fitness tests

Celtic boss Neil Lennon faces a selection headache ahead of this weekend's SPL game against Inverness, with up to five players unavailable through injury.

The impressive Joe Ledley was injured during the Hoops' 2-0 victory over Helsingborgs on Tuesday night, whilst four other players remain doubtful for the Scottish champions' third game of the domestic campaign.

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With Celtic looking to bounce back after a disappointing 1-1 draw last weekend against Ross County, Lennon is hopeful that his players can pass a late fitness test before the game on Saturday.

"Joe Ledley rapped his groin, Thomas Rogne is struggling with his ankle, Beram Kayal is feeling his ankle and Scott Brown had a touch of cramp towards the end," he told reporters.

"Kelvin [Wilson] has a touch of shin splints but he should be okay for the weekend. We will have Victor Wanyama back and Paddy McCourt will be fit."

Having played in the Champions League on Tuesday and with the return leg set to be played just four days after the Inverness game, the Northern Irishman admitted that some of his players may have to sit out the next SPL fixture.

"We will have to see how Joe, Beram and Thomas are and also Kris Commons, who, ever since the Inter game, has had a problem with his ankle and we will see how he is in the morning," he continued.

"These guys might have to shut down for a few days."

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