Celtic pair Kieran Tierney and Dedryck Boyata have given boss Brendan Rodgers some much needed relief after the duo returned to training on Monday, according to the Daily Record.

The Bhoys are currently in the middle of a wretched run of injuries, with problems beginning to mount up for the Scottish Premiership leaders.

It is believed that Celtic could be without as many as a dozen players when they take on Hibernian on Wednesday evening, so the Glasgow giants appear to be down to the bare bones.

Despite their lengthy absentee list, the Bhoys have held on to their six point gap at the top of the league table, and haven’t seen too much of a drop off in their performances.

Tierney has been missing from the Celtic set up since their last Europa League match back in December, having picked up a hip injury after the match with RB Leipzig.

He was seen in training for the Bhoys on Monday, which will be a relief for Rodgers at a time when he needs as many bodies on board as possible.

Another man who could be available for Celtic sooner than expected is Boyata. He was also spotted in action preparing for the Hibees clash, despite fears that he would miss the whole of February with an adductor issue.

It is possible for the Bhoys to move eight points clear in the Scottish Premiership table on Wednesday evening, were they to win and Aberdeen to beat Rangers.

The Celtic part of that equation would look a good deal more possible with the return of the two defenders, with them potentially coming back at a perfect time, given all the other absences Rodgers will have to deal with.

Bhoys fans will be delighted to have their star left-back on the pitch again, and if he can guide them to three points over Hibernian, he will be welcomed back with open arms.

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