CHRISTOPHER JULLIEN is standing by to make his second Celtic first-team appearance in 15 months at some stage of the crucial Premiership encounter with St Mirren at Parkhead tonight.
The towering French centre-back was welcomed back to the top side as a late substitute in the 4-0 Scottish Cup win over Championship outfit Raith Rovers in Glasgow last month.
It was his first outing since his sickening collision with a goal post in the 3-0 victory over Dundee United on December 30 which required knee surgery and forced the £7million buy from Toulouse in the summer of 2019 onto the sidelines for an excruciating length of time.
Ange Postecoglou has been careful not to rush the 28-year-old defender, but there could be a chance of another run-out if things are going according to plan against the Paisley outfit who were hammered 6-0 at the same venue in August.
However, the Saints earned a point the last time the sides met just before Christmas.
The Hoops go into the match three points ahead at the Premiership pinnacle with 10 games still to play.
Joe Hart, Scott Bain, Jospip Juranovic, Anthony Ralston, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carl Starfelt, Stephen Welsh, Christopher Jullien, Greg Taylor, Liam Scales, Callum McGregor, Reo Hatate, Nir Bitton, Yosuke Ideguchi, Tom Rogic, Matt O’Riley, James McCarthy, Liel Abada, James Forrest, Karamoko Dembele, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Daizen Maeda and Filipe Jota.
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