Celtic boss Neil Lennon revealed Jozo Simunovic suffered a hamstring problem that caused him to miss Sunday's win over Aberdeen.

The centre-half impressed in the convincing win over Hearts midweek as he got on the scoresheet but was forced to sit out the trip to Pittodrie as Nir Bitton came into the side.

Simunovic has had his fair share of injury problems at Parkhead but Lennon says his omission was precautionary and he didn't want to risk the defender.

The Hoops manager says Simunovic will be assesed over the next few days, but is hopeful he will be fit for the first leg of their Europa League las-32 clash against Copenhagen on Thursday night.

He said: “He felt a twinge in his hamstring. He felt he could maybe play on but was worried he might rip it if he did. We will assess him over the next couple of days but hopefully it’s not too bad.

“It’s difficult for Jozo to play three games in a week so we are hopeful he will be alright for Thursday.”

Celtic are also sweating over the fitness of Greg Taylor for the Euro showdown who limped off in the first half against Derek McInnes' men.