Injury Update – Taylor and Carter-Vickers fitness boast with just Ralston missing

Celtic boss, Ange Postecoglou spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of the Hoops trip to Tannadice to face Dundee United on Sunday. The Celtic manager has been busy the past few days with transfer business, with people coming and going through the doors at Celtic Park.

Josip Juranovic of Union Berlin in action during the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FC Union Berlin at Wohninvest Weserstadion on January 25, 2023 in Bremen, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Josip Juranovic has left to Union Berlin in the Bundesliga for £7.5 million or so with the potential for add-ons taking it to around £10 million if he’s successful the German top-flight. Likewise, Moritz Jenz has flew back to his homeland to complete a deal with Germany’s relegation strugglers Schalke. You can read all about why Ange decided to let Moritz go right here on The Celtic Star too.

FC Schalke 04, Moritz Jenz, 26.01.2023

Meanwhile, we have brought in 21-year-old South Korea forward, Oh Hyeon-Gyu to the club for £2.5 million this week to bolster our attack in the latter part of the season. Oh has been brought in to compete with Kyogo Furuhashi, although it could be he is competing with Giorgos Giakoumakis too after his latest transfer twist dilemma. Read all about that one too by clicking right here.

Now back to the item at hand in regard the manager’s media conference today. Ange revealed that both Greg Taylor and Cameron Carter-Vickers are fit and available for our trip to Tayside this weekend and that will be welcome news for the team and supporters, who have missed the steady Taylor especially.

: Cameron Carter-Vickers of Celtic celebrates after Kyogo Furuhashi scores their team’s second goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at on January 02, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Despite still winning well of late, the Bhoys have certainly missed Greg Taylor at the left-back spot. Greg’s consistently high performance levels have been key to our countless winning streak this season after we dropped points at Paisley back in September versus St Mirren. His injury in the Glasgow Derby at Ibrox earlier this month was central to our dip that day in Govan and highlighted just how essential he is to this current Celtic team.

Moreover, our equally as important defensive-rock, Cameron Carter-Vickers has been paramount to our success since Ange Postecoglou took over as boss. His own very high standards and comsitency in performance levels out there on the field of play has kept the Celtic rearguard safe from attack, and he has forged a phenomenal relationship with his cohorts in defence.

Anthony Ralston of Celtic celebrates with Kyogo Furuhashi after his second goal during the Premier Sports Cup match at Hampden. Photo: Neil Hanna / Sportimage

Speaking today via Celtic TV, Ange said: “Anthony Ralston is coming along okay but he is the only one in rehab, training alone away from the group. We’re fairly confident he’ll be able to join in over the next week or so. Everyone else is good. Greg Taylor is back, he had a full week of training. Cameron Carter-Vickers is back, he had a full week of training.

“Obviously, we have training tomorrow but both of those guys are good to go. So it’s only Tony now who is not available for this weekend’s game.”

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