Since limping off at Ibrox there has been a question mark over the fitness of Filip Benkovic. The defender pulled up and it looked like his hamstring had gone during the 1-0 defeat to the Govan side.

Benkovic has been Celtic’s best defender so far this year and with the news Celtic can keep him until the end of the season, it’s important we have the Croatian back and fighting fit.

There are two reasons why we believe the Celtic defender’s injury looks to be behind him

  1. Brendan Rodgers did NOT mention his name when he was listing players who were struggling with injuries.
  2. Look at the image below.

The defender in full flight as he is put through his paces in Dubai, showing no ill-effects of the injury which cut his Glasgow Derby debut short.

As long as he doesn’t pull up between now and training you would have to imagine the defender is one of the first names on the team sheet.

Celtic kick off their second half of the season against Airdrie next Saturday in the Scottish Cup.



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