Celtic interim manager Neil Lennon has good news on the injury front. He has confirmed to the Hoops Twitter account that Callum McGregor is fit and should be available to face Dundee on Sunday.
🗣️ NL on Callum McGregor: "He's back in training and could feature on Sunday. its a great boost for the team."
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) March 15, 2019
It might be soon for McGregor to start the game against Dundee. However, it is still a ‘huge boost’ as Lennon says to have the player back.
The player has been a big miss since suffering a calf injury. He was particularly missed in the recent 0-0 draw with Aberdeen.
It will be intriguing to see how Neil Lennon deals with McGregor. He was a fulcrum of the side under former manager Brendan Rodgers. It is unlikely this will change under Lennon.
It is perfect timing for McGregor’s return, as Celtic have some big games coming up. He must be in with a good chance of starting against Rangers on the 31st of March.
That might depend on what happens with McGregor on international duty. He has been selected for Scotland’s upcoming fixtures against Kazakhstan and San Marino.
Would playing an hour of football for Scotland be enough to prepare a player for an Old Firm game? Probably not. But McGregor is so important to Celtic that it is a risk worth taking.
We don’t know how much football McGregor will play against Dundee. But it is great news for Celtic that the player has returned.