Celtic injury boost ahead of League Cup final vs Rangers

Celtic have received a massive injury boost heading into Sunday’s Scottish League Cup final against Rangers at Hampden Park.

Celtic have a lot of reasons to be confident about going into Sunday’s final against Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side. Neil Lennon’s men have won 11 straight games since their 2-0 loss away to Livingston in early October.

And mid-week’s results also went in Celtic’s favour. While both the Glasgow sides struggled, the Scottish champions managed to come out with all three points while Rangers only managed one. And the manner in which the games were played could not have been anymore different.

The Hoops conceded an equaliser in the 90th minute only for Scott Brown to score a magnificent winner in added time. Steven Gerrard’s men on the other hand surrendered a 2-0 lead and drew 2-2 against  Aberdeen. As a result, Celtic went two points clear at the top of the Premiership table.

Thus, the momentum will clearly be Celtic’s side heading into the game. They have won every competition in Scotland for the last three years and will be looking to continue that trend. Rangers on the other hand have not won a major trophy since 2011 and a loss on Sunday could see their season fall apart.

And now they have been handed another boost, as Neil Lennon confirmed earlier today that all the players trained on Friday. As reported by Celtic’s official Twitter, when asked about the current injury situation at the club the manager said:

“They all trained today. With Odsonne, it’s a day-by-day thing. With the rest of the guys, we more or less have a full complement.

“Having these guys back adds to the strength and quality we have, but we have ideas up our sleeve for any eventuality. Regardless of what happens, we have other irons in the fire to deal with that.”

The injury curse has hung over the club’s head throughout the season. But things are starting to look bright now. Although there is still a question regarding whether Odsonne Edouard would be available for the big game. But the Frenchman was photographed training earlier today and chances are that he might just turn up at Hampden Park to haunt Rangers one more time.