A CELTIC midfielder had his dangerous driving trial postponed today as he did not have an interpreter.

Nir Bitton, 30, allegedly drove at excessive speed on Glasgow’s M80 in April last year.

The midfielder, of Glasgow’s Kelvinbridge, also faces a charge of driving without insurance on the same date.

He was driving a black Audi SQ7 during the alleged offences.

The Israeli international was in the dock at Glasgow Sheriff Court where he continued to plead not guilty.

Edward Targowski QC, defending, said: “There is a difficulty this morning as the Hebrew interpreter that was ordered has not attended and there is no other interpreter present.

“The motion is that the case should be adjourned.”

Sheriff Paul Reid replied: “If that’s the case, then so be it.”

The trial was set for August and a hearing was also fixed for July in which Bitton’s attendance is excused.

Bitton - who joined the Hoops in 2013 -has played 25 times under manager Ange Postecoglou’s this season.