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Neil Lennon shares good news about £5m Celtic loanee Moritz Bauer

Celtic's Northern Irish head coach Neil Lennon gestures at the end of the UEFA Europa League Group E football match between Rennes (stade Rennais FC)  and Celtic Glasgow (Celtic FC) at the...

Moritz Bauer is set to return to Celtic's squad this afternoon.

Moritz Bauer of Stoke City controls the ball during the Friendly match between Stoke City and VfL Bochum on July 18, 2018 in Rheine, Germany.

Neil Lennon has told a press conference on Celtic's YouTube channel that Moritz Bauer will come back into the squad for this afternoon's trip to Hibernian.

The Stoke City-owned defender sat out the League Cup win over Partick Thistle in midweek through injury.

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But the Celtic manager has confirmed that he's set to make the trip to Easter Road.

He told a press conference: "Moritz missed the game on Wednesday with an ankle problem but he'll be fine. He has come back into the squad.

 

Bauer had perhaps his best game in a Celtic shirt last week as Lennon's side came from a goal down to beat Kilmarnock at Parkhead.

The Swiss right-back was brilliant in defence and attack last time around and it'll be interesting to see if Lennon starts him ahead of Hatem Abd Elhamed today.

Bauer, a £5 million signing by the English side in 2018 [The Daily Mail], and the Israel international have big boots to fill after Mikael Lustig left Glasgow this past summer after seven brilliant years with the Hoops, but the duo are doing a very good job so far and time will tell who the Northern Irishman's first-choice is in the long term.

Moritz Bauer of Stoke City in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on April 1, 2018 in London, England.

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