Although Celtic will not meet fierce Old Firm rivals Rangers until the end of March, it appears the club may have been handed some timely news ahead of the fierce clash.
According to a report by The Scottish Sun, Neil Lennon may be able to call upon Filip Benkovic for the clash at Celtic Park.
The Leicester City loanee has been on the sidelines since January with an ankle injury he picked up, however, he has made his return to light training at Lennoxtown.
The 21-year-old, who looks likely to team up with former boss Brendan Rodgers at the Premier League outfit next season, formed a solid partnership with Dedryck Boyata during the first stage of the season and something Lennon will want to re-establish moving forward.
However, with the rest of the month left to go before that match, the Bhoys will meet the interim manager’s former club Hibernian, Aberdeen and Dundee first as they look to keep their hopes of a treble-treble alive.
The news that Benkovic is back in light training will be extremely positive news for Celtic and Lennon.
With initial fears that the Croatian could miss the rest of the season, his potential return will give the club a lift as they look to achieve the treble-treble that has been spoken about.
With a month to go until the Old Firm clash with Rangers to be played, it would appear that there is a very good chance of the 21-year-old being available.
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