Celtic have been handed a huge injury boost heading into the second leg of their Europa League Round of 32 tie against FC Copenhagen.
Neil Lennon had some good news for the Celtic fans as they head into their vital clash against FC Copenhagen in the second leg of Europa League Round of 32 tie.
The first leg was a well-fought 1-1 draw away in Denmark, with both sides dominating one half each. Ultimately though the two sides could not be separated and now everything will depend on the second leg at Celtic Park. The Hoops though have the slight advantage of having an away goal.
Thankfully, Celtic will have their captain in their ranks when the Danish club come visiting. Scott Brown had to hobble off the pitch last week after picking up a calf injury in the first leg of the contest. His absence last weekend against Kilmarnock must have had Celtic fans sweating but now Neil Lennon has declared that he is fit to play against FC Copenhagen on Thursday.
And another man who will be joining the Celtic captain is James Forrest. The winger missed the weekend clash as well but is expected to make a return on Thursday.
As reported by Sky Sports, the Celtic manager said:
"“We had a great win at the weekend but obviously having Scott and his experience and with the way he has been playing this season, to have him in the team is obviously a confidence boost for the squad.“Jamesy as well, Jamesy is a big-game player and what he can bring to the team as well.“Copenhagen is a dangerous team and there are no formalities at this stage of the competition for anyone, unless other teams have a big lead from the first leg.”"
It will be interesting to see though, where he is deployed and what kind of formation Lennon decides to use. The 3-5-2 has served them very well since the return from the winter break but he did play a 4-3-3 in Denmark.
Whatever may be the case, the duo’s return is a huge boost for the Hoops. The two have 209 European appearances between them and this experience will surely come in handy in a high tension game like the one we can expect at Celtic Park tomorrow.