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Rodgers confirms double Celtic fitness boost ahead of clash v Hearts

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that the Hoops have received a double fitness boost ahead of their match against Hearts on Sunday.

Rodgers has disclosed that both Moussa Dembele and Stuart Armstrong, who missed last week’s title party against Rangers, will be available for the trip to Tynecastle.

“They should be both fine. No-one else out right now,” Rodgers said about the duo, as quoted on the Hoops’ official Twitter account.

The Hoops boss will be delighted to have both players back, not only for the revenge mission against Hearts, where the Bhoys look to make-up for the end of their unbeaten run in December, but also for the Scottish Cup Final against Motherwell in two weeks’ time.

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Just because both players are back in the squad, that doesn’t mean that they will start the game, although it does seem more likely that Armstrong will be involved from the start rather than Dembele. Odsonne Edouard has earned a start in the game up-front for the Bhoys, following his excellent performance against Rangers, whilst you could see Armstrong coming for the likes of Tom Rogic or Callum McGregor in the Hoops midfield. There is the chance that this could be the last ever away game the pair are involved with for the Hoops, as doubts surround the long-term futures in Glasgow of both players. Only time will tell if that proves to be the case of course, but if that turns out to be true Rodgers will be hoping that the pair go out in style, and the Hoops end their away games this season with a win against the side who ended their 69 game unbeaten record.

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