KIERAN TIERNEY seems to be winning his fitness battle to play his part in the Glasgow Derby this weekend but he isn’t quite out of the woods yet Neil Lennon confirmed.

The interim Celtic boss believes the defender should make it but insisted the club will keep an eye on his progress in training over the next couple of days.

Kieran has not played since Celtic’s 1-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park just under two weeks ago when Celtic went ten points clear at the top of the table. The left back reported for international duty but was sent home from Kazakhstan after failing a fitness test.

Celtic fans have been eagerly awaiting the news on Kieran among other players as the derby approaches and Neil’s comments suggest he will get there.

“We’re going to assess Kieran over the next couple of days and see how he is. He’s looking ok regarding the weekend.” Lennon told CelticTV.

“James has got a little bit of a muscle strain but we’re hoping he will train on Friday and Saturday.

Along with the duo mentioned above, there’s great news on Tom Rogic, Olivier Ntcham and Filip Benkovic who have all been in full training during the international break.


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