The good injury news for Celtic keeps coming. After Neil Lennon confirmed that Jeremie Frimpong will be able to take on Hibernian on Saturday, Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph revealed on Twitter that Christopher Jullien’s return to the Celtic side may be less than a week away.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon is slightly disappointed Ryan Christie played all three games for Scotland.
Christopher Jullien should be back midweek or next weekend.
Mikey Johnston is undergoing fitness tests.
James Forrest is still out for up to 2 months.
Kris Ajer IS fine btw.
— Anthony Joseph (@AnthonyRJoseph) November 20, 2020
That is undeniably news that Celtic fans will have been waiting for. The player did signal that his return wasn’t that far away when he posted a training montage on Twitter less than 24 hours ago.
Hasn’t played for Hoops since September
Now it seems that the centre-back will be able to make his first appearance since playing against Ross County in September.
There is no doubt that Jullien has been badly missed for Celtic. He and Kristoffer Ajer were a solid defensive partnership last season. So far this season, that partnership has rarely had a chance to play together. They have only played five games together so far this season.
Thankfully that looks to be changing shortly. Ajer and Jullien will soon have a chance to rekindle the partnership that helped the Hoops to the league title last season.
It will be interesting to see which of the games Neil Lennon selects Jullien for. Perhaps the Betfred Cup game against Ross County is the likelier choice.
What game will he make his return in?
It could be too much of a gamble to put Jullien into the Sparta Prague game, which is really a hiding to nothing for the Hoops. The team’s Europa League campaign is arguably all but over already.
Still, no matter what game Neil Lennon decides to select Jullien for the player will be desperate to get back onto the pitch.
It must have been frustrating for him to see Celtic struggle in the two months he has been out of the side. Thankfully that is all but over. Jullien will soon be back where he belongs, in the middle of the Celtic defence.