Major fitness boost for Celtic ahead of Rangers clash – confirmed
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Patrick Roberts is winning his battle to be fit for the Old Firm clash at Ibrox on March 11.
The attacker has been out of action since suffering a hamstring injury in the game against Motherwell in November.
His rehabilitation continued when he played 60 minutes in a development game against Patrick Thistle on Friday.
And he came through that unscathed which means he could play a part in the games against Dundee and Morton this week, before the huge clash with Rangers at Ibrox.
Talking in the Scottish Sun Rodgers said, “He played for 60 minutes for the Development Team on Friday so we’re hoping that he’ll be back in action this coming week.”
Roberts’ return will be a huge boost for celtic ahead of the Ibrox clash.
The attacker had a brilliant 2016/17 season with Celtic playing 32 Premiership games and scoring nine goals with 14 assists.
Unfortunately this season he’s been hampered with injury and has only managed six league games without scoring.
However his return for the run-in of the campaign could be a big lift to Celtic and if he gets some game time in the next week he could be ready to start against Rangers in a fortnight.
Rodgers also confirmed that new signing Marvin Compper could be ready to make his debut after injury, although there was more doubt over Leigh Griffiths.
“Compper shouldn’t be too far away either… Leigh Griffiths there is still doubt around the length of time that he’ll be out, he needs to feel no pain in his calf, obviously he’s had a lot of time not training.”
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