Defender Mikael Lustig is set to provide Neil Lennon with a much needed defensive boost by being ready for this Sunday’s derby at home to Rangers, as reported by The Daily Record.
The Swedish veteran was substituted off in the first half of his country’s qualifying match against Romania at the weekend and subsequently missed the fixture against Norway last night.
That obviously sparked fears he may be missing for Sunday’s crucial Scottish Premiership fixture, but he’s revealed he will be returning to training tomorrow as normal.
As quoted by The Daily Record, Lustig explained: “It feels much better. If the match had been tomorrow [Wednesday] night, I think I would have been playing. I will train on Thursday and then we will see.”
Later asked if he thinks he will be fit for the visit of Rangers, he added: “I think so.”
Clearly he has responded well to treatment and his fitness will please Neil Lennon, who has re-installed the 32-year-old into the first-team in recent weeks after losing his place to Borussia Dormund loanee Jeremy Toljan.
For this particular match Lustig is clearly the right option to go with considering his experience of the derby and reliable presence on the right flank.