Ange Postecoglou delivers a very welcome Friday Celtic injury update

By John McGinley

October 15, 2021

All of the Celtic players on international duty have returned to the club without an injury issue, Ange Postecoglou has confirmed to reporters this afternoon.

Stars such as Kyogo Furuhashi and Tom Rogic were playing for their countries over the break. Everyone has now reported to Lennoxtown without an issue.

Postecoglou delivered the update in his pre-match press conference, per Radio Clyde reporter Alison Conroy.

Meanwhile, long-term absentees Mikey Johnston, James Forrest and Christopher Jullien are all closing in on a return.

Johnston will be available for selection for tomorrow’s match away to Motherwell while Forrest and Jullien have returned to team training.

Celtic have been on the receiving end of dire injury luck so far this season, and Ange is clearly delighted to again have a strong squad to choose from.

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The return of Jullien to training in particular is pleasing considering he’s been missing for more than 10 months.

After the morale-boosting win against Aberdeen at Pittodrie, another three points is needed against Motherwell tomorrow.

The Steelmen have had a solid start to the season and actually sit above Celtic in the table after eight matches.

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A victory would ensure Celtic jump at least one place in the table and keep pace with league leaders Rangers, who will be favourites at home to Hearts.

It’s been a long wait for Celtic supporters over the international break and I’m relishing the return of club football.

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