AC Milan will be without star man Zlatan Ibrahimovic for their return fixture against Celtic in the Europa League.

The Swedish star limped off after scoring a brace against Napoli and he is now expected to miss the next four games for his side.

Celtic have already crashed out of the Europa League with two Group H games remaining after their 4-1 loss to Sparta Prague on Thursday.

That damaging defeat in the Czech Republic left the Scottish champions with just two wins in nine in all competitions and they are 11 points behind Old Firm rivals Rangers at the top of the Premiership, albeit with two games in hand.

Ahead of their trip to Ross County in the League Cup today, manager Neil Lennon said: “It is not a question of the players giving me a performance, it is a question of sticking together.

“All I want to see is a determination and desire and will to win. We had a long chat after the (Sparta Prague) game which was really productive.

“I am not going to say it is going to be a turning point by any stretch of the imagination because I don’t believe in that.

“I just believe they will find a consistency and their qualities really soon. We have to now make real inroads on domestic duties now.

“We are starting the defence of the League Cup and we want to progress into the next round and take it from there.”