Celtic have been hit with a fresh injury blow ahead of this weekend's game against St Mirren.

Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Daizen Maeda has suffered a hamstring injury and that the Japanese attacker will certainly play no part in tomorrow's encounter on home soil.

However, while he didn't address the absence of Liam Scales from first-team training, it seems likely that his participation for the visit of the Buddies is in doubt too.

Maeda's injury is a particular blow, with the forward showing what he can do in the team with a goal after 21 seconds at Ibrox against Rangers last weekend.

Rodgers said: “Daizen will miss the weekend and we just need to wait and see. He picked up an injury high up in his hamstring tendon.

“We will have to see what that looks like over the coming weeks.

“It is something the medical team will look at but we will see where it goes and we will understand better what inclusion he will have between now and the end of the season.”

Regarding Scales, Cameron Carter-Vickers is likely to be partnered by Maik Nawrocki at the back.

There is good news in that Luis Palma is back available after around a month out of action.

Skipper Callum McGregor also seems to have come through last week's appearance without harm after his calf issue.

It's expected that either Palma, Yang Hjun-Jun, Nicolas Kuhn, James Forrest and Rocco Vata will replace Maeda in the team.

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Meanwhile, it would be a 'crying shame' if Celtic didn't buy Adam Idah this summer, according to Chris Sutton.

The striker - who ex-Celts hero Sutton feels was terribly unlucky not to be the derby winner last weekend - has six goals in just nine games for Brendan Rodgers' side.

The Republic of Ireland international has made an impressive impact on the team since his January loan arrival from Norwich City.