McGinn omitted from Hibs squad for Europa League opener
Celtic target John McGinn has been left out of Neil Lennon's squad to face NSÍ Runavík.
John McGinn has been left out of Hibs' squad to face NSI Runavik in their Europa League opener.
Hibs manager Neil Lennon said the Celtic target had been omitted as a thigh injury meant he wasn't 100 per cent fit but that his talisman would return for the away leg.
He told BBC Radio Scotland: "His thigh was heavily strapped yesterday. He's genuinely not 100 per cent fit.
"I'm in control of this, we've got a strong team out anyway, he'll be ready for the away leg next week."
McGinn has been the subject of two bids from Celtic in recent weeks, both of which have been rejected by the Easter Road club.
Earlier on Thursday Parkhead boss Brendan Rodgers said "time would tell" as to whether the Scottish champions would return with a third offer for the Scotland international.
With McGinn absent, new signing Stevie Mallan starts in midfield after the former St Mirren playmaker joined Lennon's side from Barnsley.
Elsewhere, Liverpool loanee Adam Bogdan makes his debut in goals.
Flo Kamberi made his move from Grasshoppers permanent last month and the Swiss attacker will lead the line for Hibs alongside academy graduate Oli Shaw as competitive action gets back underway.