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Rodgers set for huge injury boost

Brendan Rodgers has dropped a strong hint that Greg Taylor will be back in his plans for Sunday’s Scottish Cup tie away to St Mirren.

The former Kilmarnock defender was picked for each of Celtic’s first 30 matches of the season but late on in the Scottish Cup win over Buckie Thistle he suffered a calf injury.

Sometimes that issue can rule a player out for a month but after missing the matches against Ross County and Aberdeen Taylor is back out involved on the training pitch.

Wednesday’s match at Hibs looks like coming too early for the Scotland squad man but with Alexandro Bernabei struggling at left-back Rodgers could soon have a solution on the way.

Second question

When do you expect Greg Taylor back or is he still a bit away?

Hopefully, we will see how he is for the weekend. He is out on the pitch and he is moving really well. It will just be getting the sign-off from the medical team and if it is not the weekend then he’ll be ready for the next game.

Going into the January transfer window most Celtic fans expected a left-back to be brought in, with just our substitute appearances to his name it seemed clear than Bernabei didn’t fit in with Rodgers’ plans.

Liam Scales and Mitchel Frame were suggested as alternatives but at Aberdeen on Saturday right-footed Tony Ralston played for the last 20 minutes on the ‘wrong’ side of the park.

Wednesday’s match away to Hibs will be a keen test of Celtic’s resources and the mentality of the players even though Hibs lost heavily at home to St Mirren on Saturday.

Taking full points from Easter Road and a win over St Mirren would steady some of the concerns expressed over the last few weeks, getting Taylor back involved will give the back four a more familiar look.

CLICK HERE for Rodgers delight over the incredible talent of Adam Idah.

CLICK HERE for Taylor’s Soccerbase record this season.

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