Brendan Rodgers has revealed that star Celtic striker may be back from injury in time for Tuesday’s Champions League showdown with Anderlecht.
The striker was previosuly thought to be ruled out with an ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final win over Motherwell.
As reported by Celtic’s official Twitter account, Rodgers is giving the player every chance to make the game.
The Celtic boss said: “Dembele was back outside today so we’ll see over the next 48 hours.”
The injury news wasn’t as promising on winger Patrick Roberts, who was substituted after only 11 minutes against Motherwell last night with another hamstring injury, Rodgers suggesting that he ‘expects’ the player to be out injured, but they are ‘awaiting results’ from a scan.
???? BR on injuries: "@MDembele_10 was back outside today so we’ll see over the next 48 hours. I expect @patrick7roberts to be out, awaiting results. Nir Bitton has been running the last few days so we’ll see with him."
More from the manager later.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) November 30, 2017
Celtic are three points ahead of Anderlecht, with the Belgian Champions needing a four goal victory at Celtic Park on Tuesday night to prevent the Hoops from clinching Europa League football.
Dembele made a big impact on Celtic’s last Champions League game, scoring under a minute into the game against PSG in Paris.
He also scored three times in the competition last season.
Celtic return to league action this weekend, as their trilogy of games against Motherwell ends at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon.
In other Celtic news, Scott Brown has talked about the dangers players face whilst playing for the Hoops