Brendan Rodgers has spoken in detail about Kieran Tierney’s likely comeback against Motherwell on Sunday.
The defender has been out of action for over two months after picking up a hip injury during the Europa League tie at home to RB Salzburg.
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We would hope by Motherwell at the weekend he will be in with a chance. So we will assess that and see how it goes but he is looking very strong and getting back to his running ability which he showed before the injury.
Physicality is very important Kieran, the role that he plays, getting up and down the line.
After two weeks of full training, and resisting the temptation to pitch Tierney in against Valencia, Rodgers has timed the defender’s return perfectly.
Jonny Hayes and Emilio Izaguirre have stood in for the 22-year-old but neither has been able to offer the levels of performance that Tierney delivers on a consistent basis.
The return of the defender leaves Tom Rogic, Filip Benkovic and Olivier Ntcham as the main absentees as the season reaches a crucial stage.
After the home match with Motherwell Celtic face two difficult trips to Edinburgh, against Hearts in the SPFL and away to Hibs in the quarter final of the Scottish Cup.