Some Celtic fans have been left delighted with the news that Hatem Abd Elhamed has returned to full training at Lennoxtown.
Neil Lennon updated supporters on his situation, along with Nir Bitton, earlier today as per the club’s official Twitter account.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 11, 2020
The player himself also took to Instagram to share a training photo from this morning’s session, with Odsonne Edouard and Bitton showing excitement about his return in the comments.
Elhamed hasn’t played for the Hoops in over three months, last featuring in a superb Europa League win away to Lazio.
He’s been a good performer when fit this season and Lennon has trusted him to play in big matches in Europe, appearing to keep him fresh for those group stage matches.
The big aim for the Israeli international will now be keeping himself injury-free.
He’s a versatile performer capable of playing on the right flank or as part of a defensive three, perfectly suiting the current tactics being employed by the manager.
With matches continuing to come thick and fast and a big doubleheader against Copenhagen on the horizon, his return couldn’t be better timed.
Hopefully, he can show enough in training this week to get himself into contention soon.
These fans are delighted by the news of his return, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts today…
Really looking foward to seeing El Hamed slot into the right hand side of our back 3 think he’ll be alot more comfortable there than jozo. https://t.co/yZ7We0VJhp
— Dylan Peters (@DylanP1888) February 11, 2020
Just wee Frimpong to return and we finally have a full squad available for the first time in ages. https://t.co/VZlUD1bLV7
— John Sludden (@FACT290) February 11, 2020
— Äñdrêw MçPhåïl (@AndyBoi1888) February 11, 2020
Hatem frimpong and moi will complete that team 🙌🏻
— Owen67 (@OMCC90) February 11, 2020
— LouMun 67 (@lfmunro) February 11, 2020
Nice one hatem. Right back and easily slot in to back 3.
— Jamie O’neill (@jamiebhoy67) February 11, 2020
Elhamed is the best defender at Celtic Park.
— Sagan (@Bazilragazzo) February 11, 2020
Get Hatem wrapped in cotton wool for Europa League and Sevco games. He can stay at home in front of the fire for the rest.
— Chris Sim (@ChrisySim) February 11, 2020
Hatem. Things I like to see.
— Free Rogic. (@celticforever8) February 11, 2020