Callum McGregor won't play for Celtic against Livingston - but there's a "very good chance" he returns against Rangers.

The Parkhead skipper will sit out of the Scottish Premiership fixture against Livingston this weekend as a precaution.

McGregor was not involved in the Scotland squad over the international break as he worked back to fitness after a knock.

And he will not be risked against Livingston, instead continuing to ramp up for a possible return at Ibrox.

On McGregor ahead of this weekend, Brendan Rodgers said:  “Callum has been out on the field, but we are not risking him in this game. But he should hopefully re-join training next week.”

Quizzed on whether there was a chance McGregor would return for the match against Rangers, the Celtic boss added: “Yes, a very good chance.”

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It comes after Rodgers insisted he had no regrets over his comments on match officials having been served a two-match ban by the Scottish FA.

Rodgers won't be in the dugout against Livingston but will return for the derby against Rangers next weekend.

Asked for his reaction to the ban, Rodgers said: "We are obviously disappointed with the outcome, but we respect the decision.

"My thanks go to the club for their unwavering support in helping us fight it but we respect our punishment and we move on."

Asked whether he regretted his comments, Rodgers said: "No. I think there is just a misunderstanding of the interpretation really.

"In my time here I have always talked about improving standards, whether that is with VAR on this occasion whether it was the pitches we play on. My whole drive always up here is to improve the standards and I just thought on that day it wasn't quite where we would want it to be and was maybe misconstrued or misunderstood.

"But, certainly I have no regret over it no."