Celtic dealt big fitness concern ahead of Old Firm clash, supporters will be gutted

Celtic centre-forward Kyogo Furuhashi might not be totally match-fit till subsequent season.

What’s been stated?

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That’s in response to harm knowledgeable Ben Dinnery, who claimed in a current interview with Football Insider that, regardless of the centre-forward suggesting earlier this week that he’s in “very good condition” forward of Celtic’s upcoming conflict with Rangers, the Japan worldwide will take a substantial period of time to regain his pre-injury ranges of each sharpness and match health.

Dinnery went on to state that, whereas the 27-year-old might nicely get a run-out at Ibrox so as to get some first-team minutes underneath his belt, Celtic followers mustn’t count on to see the striker again to his greatest till the membership’s 2022/23 marketing campaign.

Speaking about Kyogo’s restoration, Dinnery stated: “It will rely upon how a lot he’s enjoying and the setting on the time. He has spent over three months on the sidelines. It will take some time earlier than he will get to pre-injury ranges when it comes to sharpness and match health.

“It could also be that we don’t see Kyogo hitting these pre-injury ranges this season. It would possibly simply be a chance to get some minutes in his legs and take a look at that hamstring. But in the end, we received’t see a completely match Kyogo again in that Celtic workforce till pre-season.”

Supporters might be gutted

While the overwhelming majority of Celtic supporters might be nicely conscious that Kyogo will take time to regain his match health after spending over three months on the sidelines, Dinnery’s declare that the centre-forward might not return to his greatest till subsequent season is bound to have left the Parkhead trustworthy gutted – particularly because the Bhoys are set to face Rangers three extra occasions in all competitions this season.

Indeed, over his 14 Premiership appearances this season, the £4.95m-rated striker has been a revelation within the Celtic assault, scoring eight targets, registering two assists and creating 4 huge possibilities for his teammates, in addition to taking a mean of two.1 pictures and making 1.1 key passes per recreation – with these metrics seeing the Japanese hitman common a particularly spectacular SofaScore match ranking of 7.03.

However, it has not solely been in home competitors wherein the £52.5k-per-week ahead has been in electrical type, additionally scoring two targets, offering two assists and creating two huge possibilities over his five Europa League outings – with these metrics seeing him common a SofaScore match ranking of 7.10.

As such, with the race for the Premiership title being the closest it has been in current reminiscence, in addition to Ange Postecoglou’s facet being in with a improbable probability of securing a home treble, ought to Dinnery be right in his declare that the 27-year-old won’t get again to his greatest till subsequent season, it’s going to undoubtedly come as large blow to everybody concerned with the Hoops – as Celtic may very a lot do with a match and firing Kyogo within the run-in of their 2021/22 marketing campaign, beginning at Ibrox subsequent Sunday.

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