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Celtic: Fans delighted to see Hatem Abd Elhamed playing in reserve team victory

Celtic: Fans delighted to see Hatem Abd Elhamed playing in reserve team victory

Plenty of Celtic fans were delighted by the appearance of one name in particular on the team sheet for the reserves’ cup semi-final clash against Hibernian on Monday when it was shared on Twitter by @CelticFCAcademy.

Israeli defender Hatem Abd Elhamed lined out at right-back for Tommy McIntyre’s side, having returned to first team training in the last couple of weeks after missing more than three months of football due to a groin injury sustained against Lazio in November (as per The Scottish Sun). The 28-year-old came close to opening the scoring against Hibernian at Lennoxtown, forcing a save from the opposition goalkeeper with an early header and he played for just over an hour in his team’s 4-1 victory (as per celticfc.net).

Abd Elhamed, who came to Celtic last summer, has endured a frustrating first season at Parkhead, having also had spells out because of a dead leg and a virus earlier in the campaign, although stellar displays bothΒ homeΒ andΒ away against Lazio in the Europa League showed what he can bring to the team when called upon.

These Hoops fans on Twitter were glad to see the 28-year-old lining out for the reserves on Monday as he draws closer to a first team return:

How big a boost will it be for Celtic to have Abd Elhamed back in action for the first team? Share your views in the comments section below!

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