Celtic have had many injuries this season, and one player who seems to have gone under the radar but has been badly missed is Scotland international Stuart Armstrong.
The 25-year-old midfielder hasn’t played since the Old Firm derby in December, having had hernia surgery during the winter break.
As the Bhoys have turned in some flat performances recently, the hope was that Armstrong would return to the side soon, but Brendan Rodgers recently revealed, as reported by the Scotsman, that they player wouldn’t be back until after the international break at the end of the month.
This is a major blow for the Hoops as they have missed his drive and intensity from midfield, as well as his goal scoring ability.
He may only have scored three goals so far this season but last season he pitched in with 17 – which is the same number the current top scorer at Celtic, Scott Sinclair has scored.
The threat of goals from midfield has been almost non-existent since his injury, as although Callum McGregor has scored a few goals it isn’t the natural forte of the likes of Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham.
Both Rodgers and the Hoops supporters will hope that Armstrong’s return from injury can inspire the player to hit the heights he reached last season as the Hoops aim for a second consecutive domestic treble.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops’ stadium manager claims that the game against Morton could go ahead