Celtic forward Sead Haksabanovic overcame an injury scare to start for Montenegro in their Euro 2024 qualifier against Serbia.

The 23-year-old's nation lost 2-0 at home after a late double from Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic.

Haksabanovic had previously sparked concern after being subbed at half-time during his side's recent victory over Bulgaria.

This was followed up by comments from his national team boss Miodrag Radulovic who confirmed that some of his players were struggling with their fitness.

He said: "When everything was put together, we played well, but we have some fatigue and injuries from the match."

The Hoops winger played 77 minutes in total during the fixture.

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Meanwhile, Celtic hero Stiliyan Petrov has opened up on John Barnes' times as manager of the club, claiming "there was always fighting" going on between the players.

The Bulgarian was signed by the former England international in 1999, who was undertaking his first job in management, but things quickly started to go pear-shaped.

Barnes only lasted eight months and was sacked after the Parkhead side's Scottish Cup defeat to Inverness.

And Petrov has detailed the toxic atmosphere in the dressing room at that time.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, he said: "I couldn't understand much of what was going on, due to the language barrier, but there was always fighting.

"I could see little cliques and problems. He couldn't control the powerful characters. It was John's first job since retiring as a player, and a big one for him.

"The team was winning, but we had many internal issues. The players weren't giving everything for him.

"Sometimes a job can come a bit too early for someone, but that doesn't mean they're a bad manager."

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