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Promising news- Ange expects crocked Celt to return on Monday

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James Forrest is scheduled to resume full training on Monday.

The winger was dogged by injuries last season and has only managed to start five matches under Ange Postecoglou.

Forrest’s goals, assists and experience would provide a massive boost to Celtic’s hopes of success this season.

Injuries have dogged Celtic in the early months of this season but with Mikey Johnston and Giorgos Giakoumakis making their way back and Josip Juranovic and James McCarthy available to face St Johnstone things are starting to pick up.

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He has had a really disruptive time from pre-season onwards. He has had some issues and it has been really challenging for him.

It is always hard when players are going through rehab because they have to go through it on their own. The medical team and the sports science staff are working really hard with him and he has made really good progress the last ten days.

Without putting any targets on him I hope he will train with the team on Monday, which will be a major step forward for him. He hasn’t been able to train with the group for quite a while, if we get him in on Monday then it will be a case of seeing when he is able to play. It has been the most promising news we have had on him for quite a while.

Liel Abada has replaced Forrest on the right wing, playing in more matches this season than anyone else.

Forrest came into the side in August but has been missing since playing in the first leg of the Europa League qualifier against AZ Alkmaar.

In midweek Celtic travel to Hibs but next Saturday’s home match against Livingston could be an opportunity to get Forrest back involved again.

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