Celtic full-back Jeremie Frimpong has returned to training after being injured against Kilmarnock.
The youngster hasn’t featured for the Hoops after he was stretchered off from a dangerous tackle courtesy of Kilmarnock’s Alan Power on the 22nd of last month [January].
However, there were initial fears that he might play for the rest of the season, but Neil Lennon gave an update that the full-back will return earlier than expected after he completed his rehabilitation.
Reports in Scotland claim Frimpong was pictured training at Lennox town as it appears the Netherlands u-20 international has regained full fitness to make a return to the first-team squad.
This is welcome news for Celtic as they head into a busy week in the domestic and European Competitions, and especially with Lennon’s newfound 3-5-2 formation, which has seen the reliance on the full-backs to make attacks.
Frimpong will be a perfect fit into the style as he is a pacey, energetic, attacking full-back. His crosses will cause a lot of havoc in the opposition’s box. The defender has been a revelation to the team, and he certainly has high hopes for the future and the remainder of the season.
Lennon was quizzed as to how Frimpong is making progress to his rehab, he replied and said, “he trained today, and he has been in high spirits as well. Biton and El Hamed also joined in training too, and we have a stronger and fitter squad now”. The manager also added that he hadn’t made his decision yet if the trio will start on Sunday.