The Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern are absolutely delighted about the end to the international break at long last.
Indeed, the Bhoys in the bar are entirely confident about a win against Dundee on Saturday, in the build-up to the crunch doubleheader with Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
While the German giants are obviously favourites, there are certainly problems in Bavaria right now, so the Hoops propping up our bar believe there’s a chance Brendan Rodgers’ men can do it.
The feelings of optimism have only been added to following comments made by Erik Sviatchenko to the Glasgow Evening Times in regards to his injury. Having been ruled out since the club’s Champions League qualifier with Rosenborg back in August, the Danish international is reportedly at least in contention to feature against both the Dee and Die Rotten over the next few days.
“I’ve spoken to the physios here and they know there is that initial period where you go through and you feel bits and bobs, but I will be aiming to be ready for those games”, he said.
”I don’t want to rush anything.
“I just want to be fit as possible for selection and then we will see what happens.”
With defence having been an issue over the last few weeks for Rodgers, the potential return of one of the club’s best options in that area is a massive boost for the Bhoys in our bar.
Sviatchenko’s return can only be a boost for Celtic. The Dane provides so much in the way of quality when paired next to Dedryck Boyata and will need to be called upon to stop Bayern’s ridiculously talented attack.