Celtic's Liam Scales and Rangers' Abdallah Sima in action at IbroxCeltic's Liam Scales and Rangers' Abdallah Sima in action at Ibrox
Celtic's Liam Scales and Rangers' Abdallah Sima in action at Ibrox | SNS Group

The injured Rangers and Celtic XI as mounting fitness fears escalate ahead of derby day

Rangers and Celtic both have injury worries ahead of derby day in just under a fortnight.

The fitness fears are stacking up - but just what would a combined injured XI look like at Rangers and Celtic right now?

Both are locked in a neck and neck Premiership title race where fine margins come into effect. One of those margins is the injury report and both teams are feeling the heavy brunt of it with key stars out on the sideline.

Ridvan Yilmaz is one of the latest to pick up a knock on the Rangers side of things. The Light Blues face Hibs before taking on Celtic and will hope to get some stars back in time for derby.

Outlook at Celtic is a bit more positive ahead of Livingston this weekend but the likes of two key midfielders and a defensive regular still have no set in stone return days. With goalkeeper an exception and injured trio Luis Palma, Ross McCausland and Kieran Dowell not even making the XI, here's a combined Rangers and Celtic team made up solely of those who have missed recent matches with injury.

Ridvan Yilmaz is one of the latest to pick up a knock on the Rangers side of things. The Light Blues face Hibs before taking on Celtic and will hope to get some stars back in time for derby.

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