Hoops defender Emilio Izaguirre has declared himself fully fit for Celtic’s title run-in, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
The Honduran international is currently preparing for friendly action against Ecuador in the USA and is delighted to have put a recent ankle injury issue behind him.
As quoted by the paper, the 32-year-old said:
I played in about 15 games from November to February and was enjoying it with no problems. Unfortunately, I’ve injured my ankle at the start of March and have been missing since.
But I am back in full training now and I feel I am ready to take the next step.
I could have called off from playing for my national team because of the injury, but I never say no to them. And it will be a help for me if I get some game time.
His return could prove vital with Kieran Tierney returning home to Scotland after a recurrence of his recent hip problem on international duty with Alex McLeish’s side.
With the upcoming derby match against Rangers looming, we are lacking options in the left-back area and Izaguirre could easily slot in well, especially with his fitness being built up in action with Honduras.
Playing Izaguirre wouldn’t be ideal, but at least gives Neil Lennon a potential solution to a defensive crisis, with only attacker Jonny Hayes really capable of filling in.
Ultimately fans will be praying that Tierney somehow makes a recovery and has enough fitness to feature in next Sunday’s clash.