CELTIC striker Albian Ajeti has been ruled out of the Parkhead club’s Europa League play-off match against FK Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday night.

Ajeti suffered a hamstring strain celebrating a goal – his fifth since his £5m move from West Ham last month - in the 3-0 win over Hibernian at Parkhead yesterday.

However, Ryan Christie, who failed to reappear for the second-half, will be available for the one-off game against Vinko Marinovic’s team.

“Ajeti looks like a hamstring strain,” said Celtic manager Neil Lennon. “That will be a couple of weeks. It’s unfortunate because he is in great goalscoring form and we will definitely miss him.

“Christie will be fine, he should be okay. He was almost like winded by an elbow on the stomach and pretty sore at half-time. He should be okay for Thursday.”

Meanwhile, Lennon revealed he had left Odsonne Edouard, who came on for Ajeti, out of his starting line-up due to the French striker suffering a dip in form.

“Albian and Mo (Elyounoussi) are good players so I have no qualms about leaving Odsonne out and giving him a break,” he said.

“But he came on today and looked good. He has not been himself and he knows that. But today, for the length of time he was on, he was great.”

Asked about James Forrest and Christopher Jullien, Lennon said: “He (Forrest) has a scan tomorrow . We will have a fair idea of the length of time after that. But I would doubt very much he would make the Scotland game.

“I think Jullien will rejoin training on Tuesday. He has had a back spasm for the last 10 days, but I saw him this morning when he looked okay, so hopefully Tuesday.”