KIERAN TIERNEY looks like being back in The Celtic line-up this week, but it won’t be in Valencia on Thursday night.
Brendan Rodgers told Celtic TV today that the left back is on course to play against Motherwell on Sunday after having two full weeks back in training after recovering from his hip problem.
Tierney has been missing since playing in mid December against Salzburg in the Europa League at Celtic Park. He was on the bench at Ibrox on 29 December but in retrospect that looked like a bluff. Callum McGregor had to fill in at left back that day when Celtic were desperately short of numbers.
Tierney’s return will give Celtic a huge boost for the title run in and for the attempt to win the Scottish Cup for a third successive season for the first time in Celtics history.
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— Celtic TV (@CelticTV) February 18, 2019
The 1-0 at Kilmarnock yesterday saw Celtic increase their lead at the top of the Premiership to eight points and with Tierney back for the visit of an on-form Motherwell, Rodgers will be looking to tick off another game with another three points safety secured.
Then it’s Celtic’s turn to play Hearts and that means another trip to Tynecastle. The bad news for Craig Levein is that the grass growing season won’t have started so there’s no chance of him getting up to his old tricks.