Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is in line to return to Neil Lennon’s starting eleven this weekend, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
The popular left-back has missed our last two matches against Hibernian and Kilmarnock, with some concerned he could be missing for the rest of the season.
Lennon though has confirmed he’s on the verge of a return against Aberdeen, telling the paper: “Kieran is back in training and is in contention to start. We’re just managing him through it right now.”
The player will however have to undergo a double hernia operation at the end of the season as specialists look to get to the bottom of his consistent fitness problems this season.
That will rule him out of upcoming Scotland qualifiers against Cyprus and Belgium, but with a reported three to four week recovery period he should be all good to feature in important UEFA Champions League matches this summer.
Tierney’s return is perfect timing with the Hoops knowing a point is enough against the Dons to secure an eighth successive league title.
With a derby at Ibrox to follow next Sunday and a massive Scottish Cup Final at the end of the month, the defender will be key to our chances of securing a historic ‘treble treble’.