CELTIC manager Brendan Rodgers is optimistic about the return of Liel Abada and Stephen Welsh for the festive period.
Liel Abada suffered a setback during the recent international break. The event happened during a typical shooting drill, and Abada quickly pulled up, indicating pain. Given the player’s form and importance to the squad, the severity and timing of the injury were extremely upsetting.
Stephen Welsh’s circumstance was similarly heartbreaking. The promising defender was injured on the same day the club revealed his new contract. Given the other ailments, the training ground incident kept him out of action when he would have certainly been part of Celtic’s backline.
However, in a recent interview with Celtic TV, Rodgers offered a ray of light. “We only have Stephen Welsh and Liel Abada who will hopefully be back in December time,” he went on to say. “Thankfully that’s starting to ease off and we’re starting to get numbers back in what’s going to be a busy part of the season.”
Celtic will likely benefit greatly from the return of both players. With a heavy schedule in December, having a full-strength squad will be critical.
Celtic fans hope that Abada and Welsh can hit the ground running and contribute to what they think will be a successful winter season as December approaches.