Celtic defender Adam Matthews frustrated to have missed out recently, wants to be involved

Celtic right back Adam Matthews wants to play against Inverness this weekend.

Celtic defender Adam Matthews has told the club's official website that he wants to play having been ruled out recently with an ankle injury.

Matthews, 23, joined Celtic from Cardiff back in 2011, and has been a first-team regular throughout his time with the Bhoys.

This season, the Welsh international has played 36 games in all competitions for Celtic, becoming a reliable member of Ronny Deila's side.

However, Matthews has recently been ruled out with an ankle injury, meaning Mikael Lustig and Efe Ambrose have been in the side at right back.

Matthews subsequently missed Celtic's Scottish League Cup final win over Dundee United, and was reduced to celebrating with the rest of the squad after the game.

That memory is not a positive one for Matthews, and now he's back from injury, he told the club's official website that he wants a place in the side against Inverness Caledonian Thistle this weekend, with Celtic set for a Scottish Cup semi-final clash at Hampden Park.

"You obviously want to play but it happens in football," said Matthews. "Luckily for me we have some big games coming up and I will want to be involved in those. But the most important thing is that the boys won and they kept the run going in the league as well, and hopefully I can play my part in winning two more trophies."

"We have a big game in the semi-final against Inverness and the league still isn’t won so we need to keep playing the way we can. I want to be involved as much as I can to help the boys," he added.

With one trophy already won and the Scottish Premiership title moving ever closer, Celtic could tighten their grip on a historic treble this weekend by beating Inverness, which would book their place in the Scottish Cup final later this season.

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