After a long time, there is some positivity around Celtic once again. The club managed to end their long running streak of not winning a league game away from home by beating Aberdeen 2-1 through goals from Kyogo and Jota. And now, there appears to be some more positive news for the Hoops fans.
It is safe to say that the club have struggled with injuries in recent times. Several important players have spent time on the sidelines. As a result, Ange Postecoglou has not had a near full squad to pick his team from in a while.
Kyogo and Callum McGregor returning to action recently has been a massive boost though without any doubt and it looks like Giorgos Giakoumakis could be approaching match fitness as well. And Postecoglou has delivered a promising update on a couple more Celtic players who are out injured at the moment.
As reported by The Scottish Sun, the manager said regarding Josip Juranovic and Mikey Johnston:
“I am quite hopeful Josip will be back. It will be three weeks since the injury and he will be close.
“We hope Mikey Johnston isn’t too far away, I think it’s a couple of weeks training and he should be ready. He has been close a couple of times.”
Postecoglou has delivered some positive Celtic injury news
Juranovic is expected to play a huge part in the Celtic team this season and as a result, the Croatian international’s return would be a massive boost, whenever it happens.
On the other hand, it is hard to know what to expect from Johnston at this point of time. There is no doubt about his talent or potential. When he broke into the first-team, there were many who believed that he could go on to become a 20-goal-a-season player from the wing.
Since then though, he has faced a constant struggle with injuries and has not played much football at all. When he has played he has been very effective but that has been few and far between. One can only hope that he is able to put his injury issues behind him for good this time around and finally get a good run of games in the first-team.