Ronny Deila confirms key trio have returned to fitness, reveals Celtic 'plan'

The Celtic boss was speaking ahead of his side's fourth Dundee United clash in a row.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has been discussing his side's latest injury news - as well as his long-term 'plan' at Parkhead, according to the club's official Twitter feed.

Speaking to reporters ahead of what will be Celtic's fourth clash against Dundee United in a row, Deila revealed that Stefan Johansen, Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong are all back in contention for the Scottish Premiership clash, while he hopes Adam Matthews will be too.

Anthony Stokes, however, will miss the game after picking up an injury in the Scottish Cup quarter-final against the same opposition.

Meanwhile, the Celtic boss has also been discussing his 'plan' for the Scottish champions.

The first part is simple enough - Champions League football and to win everything in Scotland. On top of that, however, the Norwegian also wants to create a culture of development and performance.

The Celtic coach also spoke of the very wishy-washy topic of 'attractive football.'

Celtic thrashed Dundee United 4-0 on Wednesday night and also beat them in the Scottish League Cup final last Sunday afternoon. Heading into the league fixture, they are three points clear of second-placed Aberdeen with a game in hand.

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