6 big Celtic returns from injuries and absences in latest Lennoxtown footage

By John McGinley

January 8, 2022

Footage of the new-look Celtic has been published for the first time by the club as supporters get a glimpse of Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda and Yosuke Ideguchi in training.

The club have uploaded a video to YouTube of the team training in wintry conditions under manager Ange Postecoglou and his coaching team this week.

But the new Bhoys aren’t the only brilliant sight in the footage, with a number of major returns coming back into the squad after absences prior to the break. How many can you spot here?

For me, there’s at least six; Christopher Jullien, Karamoko Dembele, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Joe Hart, James Forrest and Callum McGregor.

Hart, Forrest and McGregor all missed matches before Christmas, while the other three have been out of action on a more long-term basis.

That’s only who I’ve spotted too, you might even see one or two others already training with the group who haven’t been involved recently.

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There are some big players still missing with Jota and Kyogo Furuhashi apparently continuing their rehabilitation from hamstring injuries. David Turnbull is also still out and isn’t expected to return until February.

Ange Postecoglou told supporters yesterday the majority of his injured players will be available for the upcoming match against Hibernian, so expect a very strong starting eleven and bench.

Boosted by the Japanese trio too, we should have the depth to cope with a heavy upcoming schedule. Especially if we can still add one or two from the transfer market.

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