Christopher Jullien is back training with his Celtic teammates for the first time since December.

The defender’s knee collided with the post at the end of 2020 leaving the Chris needing surgery and major rehab.

The Celtic squad has been overhauled this summer and Chris will step into an unfamiliar Celtic side when he does get up to speed. The Frenchman will also be looking to displace one of his new teammates.

Speaking about Christopher’s return, Carl Starfelt seems positive about the defender getting back to full fitness, even though the Swede could make way for the returning centre-back

“I haven’t seen him play too much, but I think he’s a good player.” Carl told RecordSport.

“He’s a great guy and I’ve trained with him in a couple of sessions. He is looking sharp and we hope to have him back soon.”

It’s good to hear Chris is already looking sharp. He’s a player who is naturally fit – could he be back in the team before the end of the month? It would be a push, but if he’s ready, I’m sure Ange would give him that chance.

Speaking about the squad as a whole and the win against Motherwell, Carl was upbeat about the returning injured stars and Celtic turning a corner.

“We had some injuries and some guys coming in late like myself, but now I feel we have most of our players back and some more who are really experienced are also coming back.

“So it’s positive and so was the last game. It’s positive at Celtic right now. I think we will continue to grow and grow.

“It is nice as a defender to get a clean sheet, of course. Also for the whole team, but the most important thing is that we win.

“We had a very solid performance and I felt we dominated most parts of the game. To win 2-0 makes us very happy as it was away from home and it is not easy to go there, so I think we did a good job.

“Of course, it is one clean sheet and we should not fly away with it. We need to keep working hard and have stuff that we need to keep working on.

“But I feel we are getting more and more comfortable with each other and also just the way we are playing.

“I don’t think we have reached our maximum performance yet, but we are playing better and better and that is an important thing.

“We had a good performance and it started by keeping the ball well. That gives them little time to be able to attack us. It starts there.

“Then we got the ball, we had control over their strengths.

“We are happy with it, but it’s straight to another big game on Tuesday, so we recharge the batteries and go again.

“We were good, but, as I said, it is just one game, so we should not think now everything is fine.”

Celtic have got six points from six from their last two games on the road. The bhoys cut the lead at the top from six points to four, things are looking more positive as the days go on.


  1. Starfelt is a woeful defender, he comes across as someone who won the opportunity to play professional football in a raffle where he was the only person who bought the ticket.

    The sooner Jullien is back the better, although he is also guilty of the odd brain freeze moments too.

    John Kennedy is the defensive coach, so you’d hardly expect anything else.


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