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Wednesday Round-Up: The Bhoys Are Back...In Training

Celtic v Linfield - UEFA Champions League Qualifying Second Round: Second Leg
Moussa Dembele - back in training after his recent injury
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THE BIG STORY: At last the international break is over and Celtic are back in training ahead of Friday’s trip to Hamilton, the first of seven games in 22 days. The last international games involving players took place yesterday, with Tom Rogic playing the entirety of Australia’s 2-1 win over Thailand, Jonny Hayes was an unused subtitue in Ireland’s 1-0 defeat to Serbia and Olivier Ntcham starred in France Under 21s’ 4-1 over Kazakhstan.

With Rogic not arriving back in Scotland until today, I would expect him to be on the bench against Hamilton, whilst Hayes will probably be on the bench. Ntcham will start, and will no doubt start against PSG on Tuesday. Apparently Ntcham’s French teammate Moussa Dembele is back in training after his hamstring injury, and is TARGETING Celtic’s trip to Ibrox on the 23rd of September.

OTHER NEWS: The latest episode of GIGPOD is an interview with former Celtic striker Scott McDonald, and it is well worth listening to. He talks about his relationships with Gordon Strachan and Tony Mowbray and some of his biggest Celtic goals amongst many topics, and you can listen to the episode here.

ON THIS DAY: In 1986, Celtic defeated Hamilton 4-1 at Celtic Park, with Alan McInally getting a hat-trick. Sadly no footage of the game exists, but you can read about it here thanks to the fantastic Celtic Wiki.