Celtic trio Odsonne Edouard, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Boli Bolingoli were all pictured back in training ahead of this weekend’s Betfred Cup final clash against Rangers.
Manager Neil Lennon has confirmed that they won’t be involved in tonight’s game against Hamilton but it looks likely that they could all play some part at Hampden Park on Sunday.
Supporters on Twitter are delighted to see all three players back fit:
Calm down panic merchants 👍🏻👋🏻 pic.twitter.com/AlKeMSGsZA
— Ciaran Boyle-Bolingoli (@CiaranFBoyle) December 3, 2019
What a lift having this 3 back.
— Blochairn Star 35s (@blochairn) December 3, 2019
— Gary Magee (@GaryMageee) December 3, 2019
— belfastbhoy (@belfastbhoy67) December 3, 2019
You love to see it
— David Graham (@davidgraham106) December 3, 2019
— Gary Thomson (@garybhoytommo) December 3, 2019
@peterobcelt happy day’s
— Daniel Robertson (@danrobertson_10) December 3, 2019
Amazing wonderful and beautiful sight to see ge………IN there🍀💚
— William Ward (@bw220375_ward) December 4, 2019
Ats aw we ask fur
— paul rinaldi (@Tallyhoop) December 3, 2019
Lennon says he is “pretty confident” that Edouard will be fit and available for selection to face Rangers, while Elyounoussi also has a very good chance of featuring.
However, with Bolingoli having been out since the beginning of November, it’s likely that he’ll be on the bench this weekend. That may have been an issue, considering Greg Taylor is cup-tied, but with Jonny Hayes having recovered from a shoulder injury, the Hoops do have cover at left-back.
Of course, the game against Hamilton will be the team’s sole focus for now, but Lennon will be hoping there will be no more injuries ahead of the cup final.