John Collins says Charlie Mulgrew is closing in on first-team return

The Celtic man has delivered great news regarding one of the club's players.

Celtic’s assistant manager John Collins has been speaking about the prospect of Charlie Mulgrew returning to first-team action.

The former Bhoys star made the comments in a press conference and they were later published on the club’s official Twitter account.

Mulgrew has barely featured this season due to a thigh muscle strain, but he recently returned to first-team training and it now appears he could soon be called on by manager Ronny Deila once again.

Speaking on Tuesday, Collins said, “Charlie had a great session. He’s looking good, looking sharp and hopefully not too far from getting a game.”

Mulgrew has missed Celtic’s last 18 league matches and he has played just 18 times in total all season.

The 23-year-old’s versatility could come in very handy for the rest of the season, with the left-back also able to play in the centre of defence or as a midfielder if required.

He will not be rushed back, but with Collins suggesting that he is looking sharp, it would be great to see him get some minutes under his belt before the end of the campaign, before really kicking on for Celtic next season.

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