ANGE POSTECOGLOU has revealed Celtic captain Callum McGregor is feeling "a bit better" after suffering a nasty facial knock against Alloa.

The midfielder was forced off in the first-half after a collision with the shoulder of an Alloa player which left him holding his face in pain.

McGregor was forced off with the knock which Postecoglou revealed saw him hurt and suffer a "slight concussion".

But positively, Postecoglou explained that McGregor's condition has improved since the match where Celtic progressed into the 5th Round of the Scottish Cup.

On Celtic TV he explained: "He's better today, he wasn't in great shape straight after the game.

"There was obviously the injury and probably he had a slight concussion as well so he wasn't in a great shape.

"But, I exchanged messages with him yesterday and he feels a bit better which is great and hopefully his recovery doesn't take too long."

Reports claim McGregor may have to undergo surgery for the facial injury with suggestions he could be out for over a month.

And Postecoglou admitted he was left majorly concerned  when he watched McGregor hurt in the 2-1 win at the Indodrill Stadium.

Asked if he was fearing the worst, he added: "Yeah, you always do. Knowing the type of character that Callum is for him to stay down, to be fair he didn't go all the way down - you could see he was trying to stay up because he's as brave as they come.

"For him to come off, I knew it was something significant."