Rodgers details triple Celtic injury boost ahead of clash v Hearts
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that a trio of injured players should be making their way back to first-team action sooner rather than later.
Stuart Armstrong, Tom Rogic and Marvin Compper have all been out of action for various lengths of time but they will be back in the first-team squad relatively soon, according to the Hoops boss.
“Stuart [Armstrong] has taken a nice step forward, so he is upping his intensity and his work. He shouldn’t be too far from rejoining the main group fairly soon” Rodgers said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“Tom Rogic has been doing really well and it’s about catching up on his fitness.
“Marvin Compper should join the squad for training later in the week, so it’s about slowly getting a few of them back.”
Armstrong has been out since the new year, after having a hernia operation following the Old Firm derby. Rogic has been out for even longer, not featuring since playing 45 minutes of the Hoops’ last Champions League group stage game against Anderlecht in December.
Meanwhile, Compper has yet to play a minute of competitive action for the Hoops after suffering an injury during the Bhoys’ winter break training in Dubai.
The Hoops are next in action against Hearts on Tuesday night, as they try to gain revenge on the only team to have beaten them in the league so far this season.
Aside from the aforementioned trio of Armstrong, Rogic and Compper, Leigh Griffiths and Craig Gordon will also the miss the game after picking up injuries against Hibernian.
On the plus side, new signing Charly Musonda may make his Celtic debut in the game.
In other Celtic news, Moussa Dembele can get his Hoops career back on track with a good performance against Hearts
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