Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou insists that Christopher Jullien is available for selection despite not featuring for the first team since the winter break.
The Frenchman, who was signed from Toulouse for £7m in 2019, has not played a competitive game for over thirteen months following a serious knee injury. However, he has been back to full fitness for quite a while and he made the bench for the matches against Hearts and Dundee United.
After not being selected for the matchday squads for the last three games, questions have once again been asked about his availability, but Postecoglou claims Jullien will get his chance sooner rather than later:
“So Chris is training well, he’s fit and available and will get an opportunity. But when that opportunity comes, we’ll see. It’s got to be right and he’ll get an opportunity soon.”
To be fair to Postecoglou, the Australian is probably reluctant to mess with a winning team so Jullien may have to continue being patient for now. The Scottish Cup game against Raith Rovers on Sunday could, though, be a good opportunity to make his comeback so we shall see if the 28-year-old makes an appearance.