Celtic are preparing for Thursday's crucial Europa League tie with Inter Milan, but one Bhoys star has other things to focus on.
Utility man Charlie Mulgrew, who has played in a variety of positions for Celtic including left back, centre back and defensive midfield, has missed almost three months of action through injury.
Mulgrew, 28, suffered a knee injury in the 1-0 win over Partick Thistle at the start of December, and hasn't played since as he continues his rehabilitation.
Manager Ronny Deila has now found a stable central midfield partnership of Scott Brown and Nir Bitton, making Mulgrew's hopes of breaking back into the side all the more difficult when he returns.
Speaking today ahead of Thursday's clash, Mulgrew said that he's started running and hopes to be back in full training in two weeks time, with quotes reported by the official Celtic Twitter account.
CM: “It’s going well. Started back running a few days, so should be back in full training two weeks on Wed - just taking it day by day. (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) February 24, 2015
CM: "There are a lot of big games coming up and I’m hoping to be fit and involved." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) February 24, 2015
CM: “It’s been disappointing, a long road, but there is light at the end of the tunnel and I can see the end goal." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) February 24, 2015
CM: "Delighted to be back running outside. It’s been difficult but you have to get your head down and work hard to get fit." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) February 24, 2015
It will take some time for Mulgrew to get back up to full speed when he does come back from injury, meaning that the Scottish League Cup final against Dundee United could come too soon for him to play a part.
The former Wolverhampton Wanderers man will however be hoping to play during Celtic's title run-in - even if his path to the starting line-up looks to be a tricky one right now.