Kyogo Furuhashi set for Celtic return against Rangers at Ibrox

Kyogo Furuhashi could make his long-awaited return for Celtic in Sunday’s top of the table clash against Rangers at Ibrox.

The Japanese striker has been out since Boxing Day with a hamstring injury but Ange Postecoglou has revealed that the 27-year-old is back fit and “raring to go” ahead the Old Firm showdown.

Before his injury, Furuhashi scored 16 goals in 32 appearances for Celtic this season after arriving from Vissel Kobe in the summer, and his return is a huge boost for the league leaders as they look to cement their three-point lead over Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

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Postecoglou said: "Look, that's something we'll assess but whatever game we are going to throw him into it is going to be a big one.

Kyogo Furuhashi could play for Celtic against Rangers at Ibrox on Sunday after recovering from injury. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)

"He has worked hard at training in his rehab, he is itching, raring to go, just a moment of me picking the right moment for him.”

Postecoglou revealed that James Forrest is the only player absent from his squad ahead of the trip across Glasgow.

"At the moment this is probably the strongest we have been squad wise throughout the year about the health of the players and the condition we are in,” he added.

"We are in good shape and we will have to be.”

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