Date: 14th December 2019 at 4:46pm
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Hatem has hinted that he is about to return to first team action.

The defender suffered a groin strain late on during ’s win away to Lazio on November 7 and has been side-lined ever since.

Jeremie Frimpong has made a massive impact at right-back but with a run of five matches in 15 days coming up the return of Elhamed would give Neil Lennon some welcome options in defence.

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Elhamed adapted instantly into the Celtic side when he switched from Hapoel Be’er Sheva in July, filling the position vacated by .

When Celtic won at Ibrox at the start of September the 28-year-old demonstrated his versatility when he started out at right-back then switched into central defence when Nir Bitton went off injured.

Moritz Bauer played at right-back on Thursday against Cluj, Frimpong’s suspension for his in the Final will apply to the first match of next season’s competition.