Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has addressed Greg Taylor's injury status after his early substitution in the SPFL Premiership match against Ross County on Sunday.

The Scotland international clashed knees with Staggies defender Connor Randall and, although initially fine to continue, was forced off holding the area in the 65th minute.

Jota had struck from the spot shortly before half-time to put Celtic ahead after Alex Iacovitti had been penalised for handball.

Postecoglou referenced Taylor's withdrawal in his post-match comments.

He said: "He's alright, I think it's just a dead leg. He got a bit of a knock and was struggling with it but it's nothing too serious."

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Taylor is not the only injury concern facing Postecoglou. Neither Reo Hatate nor Aaron Mooy made the matchday squad while Anthony Ralston and Liel Abada are also facing a spell on the sidelines.

The Hoops manager is confident midfielders Hatate and Mooy will be available again soon with both rated 'close' to making the Dingwall contingent.

"Hopefully next week," Postecoglou told Sky Sports when asked if Hatate would be back soon. "Him and Aaron were close but not quite ready. We've got a full week after this game and if everything goes well he should be available."

In Hatate's usual midfield berth came January signing Tomoki Iwata for his first Celtic start - a decision Postecoglou insists was a natural one to take.

"The hunger's there," he said of Iwata. "He's training really well, he knows what responsibilities he has out there and he's a footballer I know really well."

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