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Thursday 20 June 2019

Tierney set for Celtic comeback

Kieran Tierney
Kieran Tierney

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney could be back in action this weekend, according to Brendan Rodgers.

The Scotland international has been out with a hip issue for more than two months and will miss Thursday's Europa League clash with Valencia in Spain.

But he could be back for the visit of Motherwell on Sunday.

Rodgers said: "By the end of this week, that will be two full weeks Kieran will have been training with the squad.

"So we would hope, maybe by Motherwell at the weekend, he would be in with a chance.

"We will assess that but he's looking very strong. He's looking back to the running ability he showed before the injury.

"Physicality is very important for Kieran, the role he plays getting up and down the line.

"But he looks back moving as well as he has done. So we're hoping that come the weekend he will be fine."

Meanwhile, Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd criticised Celtic fans and warned someone could be seriously injured after he was struck with a coin during his side's late defeat by the Scottish champions on Sunday.

Television footage caught a coin bouncing off the former Rangers forward's arm as he warmed up in front of the away fans at Rugby Park.

Boyd also criticised the Celtic fans over their celebrations after Scott Brown netted the only goal in the final minute of the Scottish Premiership contest.

Boyd wrote on Instagram: "We're lead to believe they're the Greatest Fans in the World!! Wrecking seats, flares and invading the park!

"Oh, and in case anyone didn't know, I'm just a fat ORANGE (it must just be my favourite colour) b******.

"The shouts and abuse I can handle as a bit of banter even tho if others it would be sectarianism. Getting hit with a coin, though, is a step too far."

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