Celtic might have made their return to action after the winter break with a 5-0 win over Buckie Thistle in the Scottish Cup, but tougher tests lie ahead. It is important that Brendan Rodgers' side drop no further points in the league for the foreseeable future. They will be in Premiership action this weekend as they welcome Ross County to Parkhead.
Celtic will be hoping to put in a good performance and get the desired result as well. Despite winning the Glasgow Derby recently, the Hoops are not a million miles ahead of the Rangers and the table could turn in the space of a matchday.
Thus, every game is important. Many Celtic fans were left worried though when it emerged that two players were not seen in training.
As tweeted by PLZ Soccer, there was no sign of Cameron Carter Vickers or Nicholas Kuhn in Celtic training. Matt O'Riley was involved despite recent links to Atletico Madrid.
Two Celtic players appear to miss first-team training
Supporters can breathe a sigh of relief though, as it looks like both Carter-Vickers and Kuhn will be involved at the weekend. As reported by The Herald, Rodgers said about the situation:
"Yeah they will be involved against Ross County. They have both had a good week of training."
That must be music to the ears of the Celtic supporters. Both players could prove to be key to the team in the second half of the season.
Carter-Vickers is arguably Celtic's most consistent performer when available. He has had his fair share of injury problems in recent times, going back to last season. One can only hope that he has an injury-free second half of the campaign, reestablishing himself in the team.
On the other hand, there is a lot of curiosity around Kuhn as well. He looked very good in the first half of the season for Rapid Vienna. It remains to be seen whether he can now carry that form to Parkhead.