Celtic boss Deila gives James Forrest injury update


Ronny Deila believes that James Forrest will be available for selection again in two weeks' time.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila believes that James Forrest could be back and available for selection again in two weeks' time. 

Forrest has been suffering with a hamstring injury for some time now, but it seems that his return to action could be imminent. 

That will be a big boost for the Bhoys, who will have one of their most potent attacking threats back available to them, but Deila insisted that he would not rush the 23-year-old's return. 

“I think he needs more time,” he said to the club's official site. “He has been a long time out and we want to have him in good shape before we do something with him but he is close now. In two weeks hopefully we will see him on the pitch."

Forrest is obviously a talented player, but his career so far has been plagued by injury and he will be determined to have a sustained run in the team when he does get back to full-fitness.

Forrest's return game could come against Aberdeen on November 9th if all goes to plan, but Deila may opt to use the international break next month to continue to improve the winger's fitness.

When he does return he should come straight back into a team which is a lot more confident than they were at the start of the season.

The Bhoys appear to be hitting form now, after winning their last three fixtures, and they will be aiming to keep this good run going when they take on Partick Thistle tomorrow night. 

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