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Harry Forrester ruled out of Old Firm game

Forrester to miss Celtic clash with hairline fracture in his fibula.

Harry Forrester in action in the Petrofac Cup final win over Peterhead
Harry Forrester in action in the Petrofac Cup final win over Peterhead
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The club have this afternoon confirmed that Harry Forrester will miss this weekend's Scottish Cup semi-final through injury. The midfielder was substituted during Sunday's Petrofac Cup final against Peterhead at Hampden.

Earlier in the week the player had told the press that he was "totally fine" after his injury however a scan has shown a hairline fracture of his fibula. Manager Mark Warburton had also stated his belief that the former Doncaster & Brentford man would be fit for this weekend's fixture and today's news will be a blow to his preparations.

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A fractured fibula normally takes around four to six weeks to fully heal so depending on the severity of the injury Forrester may face a race against time to feature again this season.

With Forrester out it remains to be seen who will take his place in the starting eleven with Gedion Zelalem, Nicky Law and Dean Shiels all in contention although, despite Warburton having ruled him out previously, Martyn Waghorn could just prove his fitness in time to make his bow at the national stadium.