Kieran Tierney is ready to make a dramatic comeback from injury by lining up to face Valencia on Thursday.
The defender has been out of action for two months after complaining of a hip injury following the Europa League defeat from RB Salzburg.
The Sun reports:
KIERAN TIERNEY is desperate to make a sensational Celtic comeback against Valencia.
SunSport understands Scotland left-back KT has pleaded with boss Brendan Rodgers to let him loose in the Europa League last 32 clash.
Emilio Izaguirre, Jonny Hayes and Callum McGregor have all filled in at left-back but none have the ability or expertise of the position as Tierney.
On Friday Brendan Rodgers declared that the defender had recovered from his injury and now required match minutes to get upto scratch
Tierney could have got run in yesterday’s Reserve League win over Falkirk but was left out of that fixture to continue his rehabilitation at Lennoxtown.
Pitching him straight into the side would be a big risk for Rodgers to take but the other options are Hayes who has never played at Europa League level or switching Jeremy Toylan or Mikael Lustig over to an unfamiliar position.