John Collins says Celtic's Mikael Lustig has made good progress

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The Celtic man has given some positive injury news.

Celtic assistant manager John Collins has been speaking to the club’s official Twitter account prior to the Bhoys’ Champions League qualifying match against Malmo later this week.

Ronny Deila’s side lead 3-2 from the first leg and are tantalisingly close to the lucrative group stage, but there is still plenty of work to be done with the Swedish side having two away goals.

Collins confirmed that aside from full-back Mikael Lustig, Celtic have a clean bill of health, while he also gave positive news regarding the 28-year-old Swede who was stretchered off in the first leg with a hamstring injury.

“He’s travelling, (he’s) made a lot of progress over the last few days,” Collins said. “We’ll give him up to the last minute (as he’s rated at) 50/50.”

Considering how Lustig left the field last week that is great news, but even if he is not quite ready to feature this week Celtic have an exciting young alternative in Saidy Janko, who shone against Dundee United at the weekend.

Whether the teenager is thrown in from the start remains to be seen but whatever happens, Celtic will know they are about to play a season-defining match.

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