ANGE POSTECOGLOU has admitted Celtic must be patient with summer signing Oliver Abildgaard as he offered an update on Sead Haksabanovic.

The Celtic boss revealed Haksabanovic could feature against St Mirren this weekend but explained Abildgaard could face a wait until after the international break.

Celtic signed Abildgaard in a deadline day loan deal from Rubin Kazan but he's yet to make an appearance for the club.

Postecoglou had eased expectations of game time as he revealed Abildgaard had been training on his own as he joined the club without the benefits of a pre-season.

And now, the Celtic boss has hinted Abildgaard will be much more involved after the upcoming international break.

Quizzed on the summer signing, he said: "In terms of Oliver, he is a bit different.

"He missed all the pre-season and came in late, and wasn't really training with the team.

"We just need to be patient with him, and we have two weeks of the international break where we can do some work with him, and I think you'll see more of him post-international break."

However, Postecoglou handed a start to Haksabanovic in the Champions League draw with Shakhtar.

And while Postecoglou was pleased to give the forward some minutes he insisted it was always part of the plan to keep his game time limited as he ramps up his fitness.

Postecoglou explained: "We will have a look at it.

"It was good for Sead to start the game the other night, and we know he is not ready for 90 minutes and particularly the kind of football we want to play, but I just thought it was a good game for him because of his experience to come in and make an impact and he did well for the time he was on the pitch.

"He was never going to go beyond halfway or 50 minutes.

"We will see on the weekend as we have still got other players and other options in those areas who are also playing really well and in great form."