Boost for Celtic as two key defenders poised to return against Rangers – report

Kieran Tierney

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney will be fit for the Old Firm derby against Rangers this weekend, according to The Scottish Sun.

The two fierce rivals meet at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon.

Celtic left-back Tierney will, according to the report, be fit and available for the clash against Steven Gerrard’s side, despite the Scotland international recently undergoing double hernia surgery.

The paper also claimed that 32-year-old Sweden international right-back Mikael Lustig is likely to be fit after recovering from a muscle strain.

Celtic remain the team to beat in Scotland, and Neil Lennon’s side will be determined to win against Rangers this weekend even if nothing is riding on the match in terms of league standings.

The Bhoys have already won the league title while Rangers can finish no lower than second in the table.

Gerrard’s side is on a roll at the moment and will head into the Old Firm derby confident of getting something out of the game, although the away team are the bookmakers’ favourites.

If Tierney and Lustig are fit and start the Old Firm derby, then it will further enhance Celtic’s chances of winning. Lustig is hugely experienced, while Tierney is a very dynamic player and one who can cause the Rangers defence problems.

Tierney has made 20 starts and one substitute appearance in the Scottish Premiership for Celtic this season.

As for Lustig, the right-back has made 25 starts and one substitute appearance in the league for the Glasgow giants this campaign, scoring two goals in the process.

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Author: chris darwen