Celtic’s lengthy injury list will ease a little tomorrow when Anthony Ralston makes his first appearance of the year.
The defender is expected to be in the Celtic side that plays St Johnstone at Lennoxtown in the quarter-final of the SFA Youth Cup.
Ralston hasn’t featured for the first team since September when he underwent a minor operation on his knee.
With Mikel Lustig out with an achilles injury the return to full fitness of the teenager would be a big boost and give Brendan Rodgers some defensive options.
On Saturday Dedryck Boyata and Kris Ajer picked up injuries at Kilmarnock that make them doubtful for the Europa League matches with Zenit St Petersburg.
If Ralston comes through the game against St Johnstone he should be in contention to play in the home leg against Zenit ten days later.
Rodgers is expected to find out tomorrow the extent of the injuries to Ajer and Boyata.