Celtic must now learn to cope with the loss of Jota as the Portuguese winger must now look on from the side-lines and focus on his own recovery from a hamstring injury.

The 22 year old cannot be rushed back just because he’s now classed as a key player in Ange Postecoglou’s squad, instead it’s very important that he takes as much time as he needs to come back to the fold fitter than ever.

The Celtic manager did confirm that Jota would be out for a few weeks due to this injury and also it has been reported online by numerous journalists.

The winger got injured during the Hearts win and also missed out on the club’s dismantling of Dundee United.

Although its sad to see Jota missing some vital games that could include against Rangers, Celtic still have some very good options as cover.

We saw Mikey Johnstone put in a good shift against Dundee United and we also have Liel Abada and James Forrest who can operate on both flanks.

Celtic still have a January transfer window coming up and this will be a vital one as Postecoglou has reportedly named three players that he wants to bring over from Japan, so Celtic are very much still in this title race.