Aiden McGeady may have made his last appearance for the club, admits Celtic boss Neil Lennon. The Republic of Ireland international has missed the majority of pre-season with a number of niggling knocks, but did return to the fold for Saturday's 2-2 draw with Lyon in the Emirates Cup.
Lennon admits the tricky winger could soon be on his way, but insists the ongoing rumours had nothing to do with his decision to omit McGeady from his matchday squad against Arsenal.
"He has got a calf strain and we can't take risks with him," he told Sky Sports.
"I know people will be thinking other things, but Aiden's not one of those to fake injuries and make things up. He has genuinely got a calf strain."
On talk that McGeady has played his last game for the Hoops, Lennon added: "Possibly, you never know what will happen in the game.
"He is in a difficult situation, it's not easy for the lad and he has my sympathy with that. He has not trained much and he hasn't played much so he's just picking up little niggles here and there. We can't take any chances with him."
"If I don't go because no-one is interested then I will stay."