Paulo Bernardo and Marco Tilio were both in Celtic training on Thursday.
The pair, brought to the club this summer, are yet to make their debuts under Brendan Rodgers. But that could change very soon.
Bernardo was signed on loan from Benfica on the final day of the window. After going away with the Portugal under-21 side he was back at Lennoxtown on Thursday.
The pair were included in a selection of training images posted by the club shortly after training. (celticfc on Instagram)
Following that, they were then keen to share the photos to their own Instagram Stories, as has become the custom with Celtic’s first-team stars. The posts will be a welcome sight to Celtic fans waiting patiently on their debuts.
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Tilio posted a photo of him stretching during the session, adding the caption: “Good to finally be back.” (marcotilio_ on Instagram)
Bernardo’s post was similar, with him saying: “Back at Celtic.” (paulogbernardo on Instagram)
The Portuguese midfielder seems to be in good condition having come through two 90-minute matches for his country’s under-21s during the break.
Brendan Rodgers’ confirmed Tilio’s status at his Thursday press conference, saying that he’s now “just just waiting for the right moment” to bring him in after he missed all of pre-season.
So the Aussie may not quite be ready for this weekend, but his debut shouldn’t be far away. Saturday could be the day for Bernardo to enter the action.
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