One year on from horror injury, Christopher Jullien gets the green light to return to training

Christopher Jullien has been the forgotten man of Celtic’s casualty list. The big Frenchman was injured against Dundee United last season trying to stop a goal from being scored by the Tayside club. Now it is being reported that the centre back will be back on the training pitch and available after the current winter break.

Jullien signed for Celtic under Neil Lennon in the summer of 2019, in a deal worth £7 million from Toulouse in France. The player made an instant impact with his dominant displays and calmness on the ball, combined with his terrific eye for a pass. He was able to turn defence into attack very quickly which is always desirable in the modern game.

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He has came in for criticism for not being as strong in the challenge against physical centre forwards as he should be considering his size and frame. However, the Bhoys have missed the defender terribly over the last year or so, having no central defence heading into Champions League qualifiers yet again this year.

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Manager, Ange Postecoglou has revealed the defender isn’t far away from rejoicing full training and that he will be like a new signing. He said, as reported by Daily Record: “He’s had a couple of little setbacks, but we are hoping now that he’s at a point where he’s ready to train fully with the team and make himself available.”

“He’ll be a great addition, he’ll be like a new signing for us and we are looking forward to having him back. Definitely. He’s a good player, he’s very commanding, he’s very confident in himself.So we will get him involved and I’m sure he can add to us.”

With Jullien’s return to the side after a lengthy rehabilitation and a full transfer window ahead of us, Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic revolution is coming together slowly but surely. After the winning of his first piece of silverware in Glasgow, the boss will be able to call on another experienced head as he chases that coveted League crown.

Paul Gillespie

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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