William Akio undergoes surgery as Ross County prepare to host Celtic

Celtic midfielder Reo Hatate will miss the trip to Dingwall.

By Press Association Published: 5 August 2022 - 3.55pm

Ross County winger William Akio underwent surgery ahead of the visit of Celtic.

Akio faces a spell on the sidelines after his knee operation.

The South Sudan international sat out last weekend’s defeat by Hearts.

Celtic midfielder Reo Hatate has been in rehab after sustaining a muscle strain against Aberdeen last weekend and will miss the trip to Dingwall.

Defender Carl Starfelt is training and available after recovering from a hamstring problem, but boss Ange Postecoglou will pick his moment to reintroduce him to the team.

Japanese midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi remains out with a leg gash.

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