Celtic have been hit with a double injury blow with both Scott Brown and Shane Duffy set to miss tomorrow evening's clash with Ross County.

Neil Lennon confirmed the game will come too soon for both players who starred for the club the majority of Sunday's Scottish Cup final win over Hearts. Brown could be seen limping during celebrations at Hampden and will sit out, with Ismaila Soro expected to return to the starting lineup.

The manager said: "Scott Brown is a major doubt, Shane Duffy is a bit of a doubt. Not long term, they should be ok for Boxing Day."

Lennon did provide some promising news, however, with Olivier Ntcham and Hatem Elhamed both back on the training pitch with a view to returning in the short-term.

Celts take on County for the first time since losing 2-0 in the Betfred Cup a few weeks ago. It will be new boss John Hughes's first game in charge.

And Lennon added: "It might be too soon for John to implement his style of play. We didn’t create enough chances last time against them but that’s something we have to address going into tomorrow’s game."