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FRIMPONG FITNESS BOOST

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JEREMIE FRIMPONG IS on the brink of a Celtic comeback following his six-game enforced absence.

The Hoops fans’ favourite has not played since being stretchered off near the end of the 3-1 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park last month.

The Dutch right-back was on the receiving end of a clattering challenge from midfielder Alan Power that saw him given treatment for almost seven minutes before he was eventually carried from the field.

However, Frimpong returned to training with the rest of his team-mates at Lennoxtown yesterday as he stepped up his bid to play a crucial role in the second half of the campaign with the champions zeroing in on a ninth successive title.

The original injury wasn’t as bad as first feared and boss Neil Lennon has revealed the exciting 19-year-old Amsterdammer had completed his rehab and was on the verge of a comeback.

Sunday’s trip to face Aberdeen at Pittodrie – where Frimpong scored his first goal for the club in a 4-0 win in October – will be too soon for the former Manchester City prospect.

Lennon, though, will welcome him back to the player pool for the Europa League last-32 encounters against FC Copenhagen, with the first leg in the Danish capital on Thursday and the return in Glasgow a week later.

 

 
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