Celtic boss Neil Lennon hoping to have two key players back for Rangers visit

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As reported by The Scottish Sun, Celtic boss Neil Lennon is working on getting Tom Rogic and Olivier Ntcham fit ahead of his side’s Old Firm clash with Rangers at Parkhead next week.

Rogic had knee surgery in February, and the Australian is yet to play a single match for Celtic in 2019.

Ntcham, meanwhile, has also been out of action for three months with a knee injury which has seen him miss about 16 matches for the Hoops.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon is hoping to have both players available to play Rangers, however, with the 47-year-old refusing to rule out Ryan Christie’s involvement in the team as well.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the Hoops boss said:

“Ryan is still a little bit off but Oli, Tom and Filip Benkovic are all doing a little bit on the grass today, so that is just an increase in their work now.

“We’ve got a bounce game on Friday, hopefully, behind closed doors that they can get some minutes into their legs.

“And then hopefully they will be declared fit for the game in a couple of weeks.

“Ryan, I think, might be a little bit of a stretch. It might be but we will see how he goes.”

Celtic will hope the international break turns out to be a better break this time and have their travelling national team stars return to Scotland uninjured.

The two week break will serve as a perfect opportunity to get some of their first-team players back as fit as possible when they welcome Rangers at Parkhead.

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Author: Oni Oluwapelumi