By John Reid

Celtic have been given a major boost ahead of a busy schedule in November and December.

With the Hoops set to play 13 games between this weekend and the end of December, Rodgers will need as many players fit as possible.

So the return of Jozo Simunovic and Patrick Roberts to full training has come at just the right time for Celtic.

The pair were pictured training ahead of Celtic’s weekend trip to Ross County by Celtic’s official twitter account.

Also pictured are Cristian Gamboa and Mikael Lustig, who returned from international duty.

Simunovic was at the heart of Celtic’s treble winning team last season, after it initially looked like he was going to leave the club last year.

A deal was agreed with Torino to sell the player last August but the transfer fell through at the last minute.

The player has been first choice centre-back when selected but he has suffered from injuries and is just back from his latest lay-off.

Roberts returned to Celtic from Manchester City on another loan deal in August.

He has struggled to hit the heights he reached towards the end of last season, and a recent injury won’t help that, with James Forrest proving an able replacement.

In other Celtic team news, Mikael Lustig has apologised for his actions before the Italy-Sweden game on Sunday.

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