Former Hoops defender Alan Stubbs has revealed that Wim Jansen once sent Celtic players home from training because they were still drunk.

Stubbs was part of the Celtic squad who stopped Rangers winning ten-in-a-row with the 1998 league win before he then left Celtic to head back to Everton.

Speaking on Simon Ferry's Open Goal football show, Stubbs recalled:

“We’d been out and we were training on the Wednesday and we’d obviously been out a bit later than we probably should’ve been.

“So we’d come in on to train and there was a few of the boys still intoxicated.

“We’d gone to training, got ready and we’re out and you can see some of the boys. They were gassed and they were staggering.

“Wim’s looking around and we’ve started the warm up and there’s a few of the boys falling over in training.

"And Wim’s gone: ‘Stop. This is not the way it is supposed to be. I think it is best if we cancel training and some of you boys maybe go home and sleep and I will see you tomorrow.’

“We’ve gone off home and come in the following day, brand new and won on the Saturday.”

Meanwhile, there was better news for Celtic on the injury front yesterday.

Anthony Ralston started for Celtic's developmental squad in their 3-0 win over St Johnstone in the SFA Youth Cup.

It was the defender's first game since September.

The 19-year-old featured for Celtic in the Champions League against PSG this season but had to undergo surgery to correct a meniscus problem.

With a host of injury issues his return will be something of a boost for Brendan Rodgers.