After more than two months out of action David Turnbull is close to returning to training.
The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury during the first half of the League Cup Final on December 19 and has been sidelined ever since.
That Hampden appearance was his 33rd game of the season with Turnbull and Callum McGregor the two main constants in midfield as Ange Postecoglou reshaped the Celtic side.
During the January Transfer Window Reo Hatate, Matt O’Riley and Yosuke Guchi were brought in by Postecoglou but with a heavy fixture schedule every possible option will be required if Celtic are to regain the SPFL title.
Giving an injury update to the Daily Record, Postecoglou said:
Turnbull is almost back training, but Kyogo is nowhere near it.
There seems to be mixed messages coming out about Kyogo but after 10 weeks out Turnbull should be in the final stages of his rehab.
Over the next eight days Celtic face Hibs, St Mirren and Livingston before an eight day break and a Scottish Cup tie against Dundee United on March 14 which could see Turnbull back in the matchday squad.