Interim boss John Kennedy has given fans an update on injured defender, Christopher Jullien saying he is in the ‘early stages’ of his rehab.

As quoted by Glasgow Live, as well as providing fans with an update of Jullien’s ongoing recovery, Kennedy also insisted that the French defender will be part of the plans going forward, into the rebuild as a player who has a big future at the club.

“He’s in France at the minute, getting more intense rehab work. Being based there, he has more time with someone he’s used to working with and in a place he’s familiar with.

“He’s still in the early stages of his recovery, the toughest part because you’re restricted in what you can do.

“You want to get moving quicker but with the injury, he’s got, what is important is just a steady progression.

“But he has a good mindset. He can deal with the challenge of being injured and he’s focused on how he can improve and get better again. He’s in a good place mentally. So that’s important – it allows him to get his work in on the right path to recovery.

“Will he be part of the rebuild here? Well, we brought him in for that reason. This period has been a big setback but he’s been an important figure for us.

“We want him back fit and healthy and, when he is, he’ll have a big future at the club.”

The 28-year old has been out of action since the end of December after picking up a serious knee injury in the final game of 2020 and is expected to be out until around September or October time.

With this injury, Kennedy is probably one of the best influences to speak about this with his career coming to an end due to a really serious knee injury. So he will know the sort of frustration and work that Jullien will have to do as he looks to return to action.

Last season, the Frenchman played a huge part on the way to another treble for the club. Having him back as soon as possible will be a huge boost for whoever the next manager is but he cannot be rushed back into action with the severity of the injury he currently has.


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