Return of under-fire figure can make the difference for Celtic against Zenit
Stuart Armstrong has been heavily criticised by a section of the Celtic support this season, as his from hasn’t hit the heights of last season.
However, the midfielder could provide a big boost to the squad if he is fit to play in the Europa League last 32 clash against Zenit.
The Daily Record are reporting that the 25-year-old is set to make a return to first-team training following a hernia operation, and the aim is to be back for the match against the Russian side on the 16th of February.
Despite the Scotland midfielder’s lack of form so far this season, which has led to his imminent return coming under fire from sections of the club’s fans, he could provide big help to the Hoops if he can return to his best form.
The Bhoys currently have a lengthy injury list, and any senior player who returns gives the Hoops a better chance of defeating the Russian side.
Armstrong may have only scored three goals so far this season in comparison to the 17 scored last season, but he has the goal scoring ability to make a difference in what will no doubt be two tight matches.
Brendan Rodgers will be delighted to have the player back as the Hoops prepare for what will be two of the biggest games of the Celtic season.
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