Celtic’s strengthened defence starring fit again CCV, new Bhoy Maik Nawrocki and Carl Starfelt

The return from injury of Cameron Carter-Vickers is more fantastic news for the Celtic support this morning. Celtic’s Big Strong Nan should be fighting fit for Ibrox clash in September and the champions league Group stages.

Cameron Carter Vickers will return to full training with the rest of the first team when they return to training at Lennoxtown tomorrow.

Cameron Carter-Vickers of Celtic embraces Joe Hart after the team’s victory in the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 30, 2023 . (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

CCV as we know has been out since the end of April after starring in the Scottish Cup semi-final win over theRangers at Hampden. He required knee surgery and Ange Postecolgou and CCV agreed that that would be the best time in order to have him back and fit for the start of the new season. And that’s a plan that appears to have worked out perfectly.

It was estimated at the time that he would be spending three to four months on the sidelines. So while that looks accurate, he should still be back sooner than expected. Some supporters had him out as late as mid September.

The tough away fixture at Pittodrie on the second weekend of the new campaign looks doable, but most likely he will return for the home clash against St Johnstone on 26 August. Which will mean he is fighting fit for the vital clash at Ibrox at the beginning of September as well as the start of the Champions League campaign.

That is fantastic news as the big man is one of our best players and is a rock at the back. With -five new signings now confirmed – Polish defender Maik Nawrocki’s signing being announced this morning – the start of the new season can’t come quick enough.

Maik Nawrocki has joined the club on a five-year deal from Legia Warsaw, subject to international clearance. The 22-year-old Polish Under-21 internationalist helped Legia Warsaw win the Polish Cup last season, scoring the final spot-kick in a 6-5 penalty shoot-out victory over Rakow Czestochowa.

Maik Nawrocki said via the official Celtic FC website: “Celtic are a famous club throughout the world and, of course, they’re very well-known in Poland, having had a number of Polish players in recent years, so I know just how big this club is and how incredible the supporters are, and I can’t wait to play in front of the fans and experience that for myself.”

With Cameron Carter-Vickers back, Maik Nawrocki signing and of course Carl Starfelt, Celtic now have three top quality central defenders and will be able to rotate while maintaining the high levels of quality. That is going to be significant in the new season.

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