Gavin Strachan confirms Lennon and Kennedy return date; self-isolating Celtic stars available soon

By John McGinley

January 15, 2021

Celtic should be able to call upon their self-isolating stars as quickly as next Wednesday against Livingston in the second part of a league double-header.

More than 13 Celtic players are currently on the sidelines after being forced to self-isolate following a positive Covid-19 test within the camp.

It meant that a very youthful squad against Hibernian was named on Monday night.

A similar team will be deployed against Livingston tomorrow as Celtic look to cling on to dwindling title chances.

As quoted by RTE, Strachan said in a press conference today: “As I understand it, I think it is Monday that they [Lennon and Kennedy] are back in.

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“I think we have some guys back in on Sunday, and some back in on Monday, as I understand it.

“They will be assessed in terms of their fitness because they have been off for a little while but they should be available for selection.

“Everyone that was involved on Monday against Hibs and who was in here [Lennoxtown] training during the week have all returned negative tests.”

Celtic task vs Livingston is tough

Obviously, the quicker that Celtic are back to full strength the better.

The fall-out from the Dubai trip has been fierce and ultimately it contributed to more dropped points in the Scottish Premiership.

This double-header against Livingston is tough, to say the least, given their form.

Celtic named a young team vs Hibs on Monday / (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The West Lothian outfit head into tomorrow’s clash on an eight-game winning run that stretches all the way back to November.

Although ten-in-a-row is likely beyond us, we must get back to winning ways and build as much momentum ahead of the summer as possible.

In other news, a new protest banner has been unveiled at Celtic Park.