Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew hoping for fine end to the season

One of Celtic's players is hoping his injury problems are now well and truly behind him.

Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew has been speaking to the Daily Record about his hopes of getting back into Scotland’s international side and how he is feeling following his return from injury.

The 29-year-old has endured a season blighted by setbacks, with a knee injury and a thigh muscle strain ultimately ensuring he has featured only 19 times for the Bhoys in all competitions…and only nine times in the league.

But after coming off the bench to feature against St Johnstone on Friday, the left-back has high hopes for the end of the campaign, both domestically and at international level.

Targeting a place in Scotland’s squad for their Euro 2016 qualifying match against the Republic of Ireland, the Celtic player said, “I think I will be mentally fresher than a lot of players who are kind of winding down, whereas I would happily play right through the summer if I could.

“It’s been a frustrating year but I played 45 minutes in an under-20s game the other day and it was great to get back in among it.”

He then went on to feature for the Celtic first-team as a second-half substitute last week and will no doubt be hoping to go one better when Ronny Deila’s men take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle next Sunday.

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