TIMO WEAH is set for his Parkhead return on Thursday night as the American gets set to line up against the Hoops for Lille.

Who knew the next time we’d see Timo at Celtic would be in a dead rubber with Celtic in turmoil both on and off the field.

The young midfielder had a good rapport with the Celtic support while he was here and would have got a decent reception if there were fans in the stadium on Thursday evening.

As it goes, Timo will line up against the Hoops with no fans inside the ground knowing his side have already qualified for the knockout round of the competition.

Speaking about Celtic’s current situation, the Lille player believes the club can turn things around under Neil Lennon and with Scott Brown in the dressing room, anything is possible.

“Scott has the ability to do whatever he wants and anything he puts his mind to” Weah revealed to SunSport.

“When I was at Celtic he was an exceptional captain. I enjoyed playing with him and he was the guy who pushed us.

“When moments weren’t good after a loss Scott would be the one who’d pick us up.

“Even though he takes a lot of the criticism, he’s the one who gave us the best energy in the dressing room and on the field.

“Scott will do it for the team as he’s willing to do anything for his team-mates. He loves the club.

“From what I know of Celtic from my time there, they are a team of fighters who will battle through everything.

“The league race isn’t over until the last game.

“Celtic are an amazing team with amazing players and I feel they just need time.

“I hope they do because having been a player there, I’d love to see them do 10 in a row.

“They are warriors over there so I know they are going to get back on track.”

Timo’s loan spell ended abruptly when the club tried to sort out a way he could play in the Treble treble final and then meet up with the USA under 21s for the World Cup. In the end, Weah chose to meet up with his compatriots and not take part in the final.

If there’s any animosity between Neil Lennon and Timo after the way things ended, it was not evident in the way the Lille star described his time at Celtic.

“When I was at Celtic we had fun, training was fun and we were a winning team and top of the league.

“The coaching staff were amazing to me as a person and as a player.

“They took the time to work with me and the bond that we had as a team and the coaching staff was amazing.

“Neil was great to me, I left the club in a bit of a rush because of the World Cup and things happen.

“But overall he was a great coach and we loved him. He was always there for us.

“This is just a moment where the team is down just now but he is the guy for the job and I know he’s doing it right.”



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