Celtic star finally returns to training in massive boost

Despite being ruled out for Celtic’s Europa League match on Thursday, the star was sighted training with the first-team earlier today.

After a nightmare couple of weeks, there might be some good news on the horizon for Celtic. Having to isolate due to precautions and a positive test during the international break, frontman Odsonne Edouard returned from isolation this past Friday.

Edouard was one of many players across football to have a positive test over the international break, unfortunately having to miss out on club play for a period while isolating. That included the club’s Glasgow Derby defeat at the hands of the Rangers.

Without much of a turnaround, he has already been ruled out against AC Milan on Thursday. Despite this, Hoops fans can rejoice as the Frenchman has been sighted returning to first-team training on Wednesday.

Celts Are Here writer Lewis Laird picked out the striker in his return to training but noted that he appeared to be working his way back into full training, and not quite there yet.

This is huge news with a gruelling upcoming schedule for the Hoops, as Neil Lennon’s side are set to play AC Milan at home Thursday, with away matches to Aberdeen in league play and Lille in Europa League play over the following week. Celtic will be in dire need of Edouard’s scoring ability, as seen in the side’s sour 2-0 defeat to Rangers in the Glasgow Derby last Saturday.

Getting Odsonne back into the picture will be absolutely crucial to the club’s pursuit of a tenth-straight title. Through 9 appearances in all play this season, Edouard has 6 goals after leading the SPFL in scoring last year. And while he has not hit peak form yet this season, we all know how good he can be on his day.