Tony Docherty will be absent from the touchline as Celtic make the trip to face Dundee on Sunday afternoon.

The Dens Park boss will be in the main stand of the stadium as his team gets ready to fight it out for a European spot with St Mirren during the post-split fixtures.

The game against the champions at 3pm on Sunday will be their first top-six game in nearly a decade, with Docherty working wonders with the newly-promoted side this season.

However, he will need to watch on from the stands and allow his backroom team to shout instructions from the sidelines.

That's because he is to serve a one-game dugout ban.

It comes after Derek McInnes' former long-term assistant picked up his fourth yellow card of the season during the draw against Aberdeen pre-split a couple of weeks ago.

Scottish FA rules state that a one-match ban for a coach or manager comes into play 14 days after the offence, and so, that's why he's banned for this game, but was free to be in the dugout for the 0-0 draw with Rangers on April 17.

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Meanwhile, Gustaf Lagerbielke has admitted that a lack of 'close contact' with manager Brendan Rodgers has felt odd during his debut season at Celtic.

The defender, who the Northern Irishman signed last summer, has made just 10 appearances since his arrival from Elfsborg.

Back in his native Sweden, the 24-year-old insists he's used to feeling closer to the boss of the team. 

So, while it's not like that in Scotland, Lagerbielke insists it's all about 'pulling yourself together' and making sure you're ready for your chance it comes.

He told Aftonbladet:  “It’s not like in Sweden, you can’t have that close contact with the manager, so it’s just about pulling yourself together and taking the chance when you get it. You just have to focus on what you can control and try to develop."