CROCKED centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers is poised to return against Dundee United at Parkhead this afternoon as Celtic refocus their attention on the Premiership.
The £6million summer purchase from Spurs missed the 5-1 midweek loss to Real Madrid in the Bernabeu as the curtain came down on the Champions League adventure.
Carter-Vickers felt a reaction after playing the 90 minutes-plus on the much-criticised artificial surface in Livingston in the 3-0 success seven days ago.
Carl Starfelt, who had been sidelined for 12 matches after sustaining a knee injury in the 4-0 derby romp at the start of September, answered the SOS to play alongside on-loan Moritz Jenz against Carlo Ancelotti’s All Stars in the Spanish capital.
ON WAY BACK…Cameron Carter-Vickers is ready to face Dundee United.
However, World Cup-bound US international Carter-Vickers is ready to take his usual place in the heart of the Hoops rearguard against the Tannadice outfit today.
The rugged defender has suffered no comeback to the injury during Lennoxtown sessions and boss Ange Postecoglou, speaking to the Glasgow Times, admitted: “Cameron got through training, so he is available.
“With the rest, obviously the other night would have taken a fair bit out of them, but they all trained.
“I will make a couple of changes to the team, but, apart from Callum, everyone else is good to go.”
A win over the Tayside club, clobbered 9-0 on their own ground by the champions in August, will push Postecoglou’s men seven points ahead at the top of the table.
Their nearest challengers face St Johnstone in Perth at midday tomorrow.
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