One Celtic player who has gone under the radar since Brendan Rodgers leaving has finally poked his head above the parapet after a turbulent month at Celtic Park.

Emilio Izaguirre came in and done a job for Celtic when Kieran Tierney went down with an injury in December and played a lot of games for the club he thought he may not have got this season.

However, after the Valencia home game, the player was dropped by Brendan Rodgers and Jonny Hayes got a run out at the Mestalla and did well. Emilio hasn’t been seen since that game and has been absent from all of Neil Lennon’s Celtic squads so far. With so much going on and Keiran Tierney returning to the team, nobody has noticed Izzy hasn’t been there. When injuries have been asked about, Lennon has spoken about Benkovic, McGregor, Ntcham, Rogic and Christie and left Emilio out of the round-up.

The Honduran defender has spoken out about what’s going on with him as he gets set to play for his country during international week.

“I played in about 15 games from November to February and was enjoying it with no problems.

“Unfortunately, I’ve injured my ankle at the start of March and have been missing since. Izzy told RecordSport “But I am back in full training now and I feel I am ready to take the next step.

“I could have called off from playing for my national team because of the injury, but I never say no to them. And it will be a help for me if I get some game time.

“I’m been representing my country for 12 years so far with enormous pride. When I was a 20-year-old, we had players in the squad who were 37 and they helped me.”

Izzy is out of contract in the summer after only signing a short term deal with the club to return last year.



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