DEDRYCK BOYATA is poised to return to first team action after sitting out three months with a knee injury.
The Belgian centre-back was hurt in the pre-season goalless draw against Slavia Prague, but could now be on the brink of a recall for Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-final against Dundee at Dens Park.
Boyata, 26, has resumed training and has set his sights on starting the vital Champions League encounter against Anderlecht in his homeland a week on Wednesday.
And Brendan Rodgers must have been happy with the comeback performance of Moussa Dembele in the game against Ross County on Saturday.
It was the French Under-21 international’s first start since the recurrence of his thigh injury against Linfield in July.
He marked the occasion with his first goal of the campaign in the 4-0 win over the Dingwall outfit.
Dembele teamed up with Leigh Griffiths in a two-man attack and Rodgers was asked for his thoughts on how the double-act fared.
He said: “Very well. It was another opportunity to have a look at it and I thought they linked very well.”
The Hoops gaffer may pair the duo together again on Tayside and there could also be a place for Paddy Roberts who was rested against the Highlanders.
NEW CQN PODCAST OUT NOW, BEHIND THE SCENES AT HAMILTON v CELTIC WITH BT SPORT AND AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS SUTTON – LISTEN BELOW