Neil Lennon has confirmed that Celtic have been handed a double injury boost ahead of Saturday’s game against Livingston.
The season might still be in its early phases but Celtic have already had their fair share of injury owes. At no point has Neil Lennon had a full strength squad available to him. As a result, the Hoops are already out of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers and will be hoping that they can make it into the Europa League for the third straight season.
Things seem to be slowly but surely falling into place though. The club have done some impressive business in the transfer market, adding the likes of Albian Ajeti, Vasilis Barkas, David Turnbull and Shane Duffy to the squad that will challenge for a historic 10IAR while also managing to extend the loan of Mohamed Elyounoussi for another season. And the injury issues seem to be clearing up a bit as well.
For the first time in a long time, Leigh Griffiths and Tom Rogic were not ruled out of action by Neil Lennon heading into Saturday’s clash against Livingston when Celtic will have the chance to draw level on points with Rangers. Both of them seemed pretty close to the exit door this season but have ended up staying for the time being. And we know what both of them are capable of on top of their game.
It is not all good news though as Christopher Jullien appears to have picked up a knock in training and will be assessed before the game. Speaking with the media ahead of the game today, Lennon said:
“Chris Jullien picked up a knock at training so we are assessing him today. The rest of the squad are fit and healthy apart from Mikey.”
Jullien was rested earlier when Celtic walked out with a hard-fought 2-1 win away at St Mirren. But it looks like he’ll be on the bench once again tomorrow as it is unlikely Lennon will risk him at this stage of the season.