Chris Sutton has urged Celtic to utilise an SPFL rule that allows clubs to ask for fixture changes if three or more players are called up for international duty. 

Ange Postecoglou is likely to lose Tom Rogic and Kyogo for the upcoming Australia and Japan World Cup qualifying games but others are also in the frame for trips away, including new signing Reo Hatate and crucial American defender Cameron Carter Vickers. 

Any players selected would likely miss a trio of important games against Hearts, Dundee United and Rangers. 

And pundit Sutton is adamant that if rivals Rangers could invoke the rule for lower league games on their journey back up the pyramid, then Celtic shouldn’t think twice. 

Sutton told the Record Celtic Podcast: “Do Celtic want to win the league or not?

"If they do, they stand a far better chance of doing that with the best players in the side and in these three big games Celtic can’t afford to drop points.  

“Celtic are quite within their rights to call the game off and Rangers fans might complain about that, I think they called games off when they were in Division Three, didn’t they, playing against the likes of Cowdenbeath, Forfar, or whoever else, when Ally McCoist was manager, so there can’t be complaints from the other side.

"They have to do what’s right for them.”