Neil Lennon provides fitness update on Leigh Griffiths, Odsonne Edouard and 2 other Celtic stars

Celtic boss receives welcomed boost ahead of Ross County clash

Odsonne Edouard has missed the last two games for the reigning champions. Picture: SNS

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed that striker Odsonne Edouard is once again available for selection.

The prolific goalscorer missed the last two games through injury, including the disastrous Champions League exit to Ferencvaros where, lacking options in attack, his manager opted to go with midfielder Ryan Christie leading the line in the 2-1 defeat.

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Having featured for France's under-21 side during the international break, where he scored against both Georgia and Azerbaijan, Celtic's star man is expected to return to the starting XI for tomorrow's trip to Ross County.

Fellow striker Leigh Griffiths remains on the sidelines but has stepped up his return to action.

The Scottish international has yet to feature this campaign due to a combination of fitness issues and injury, but Lennon expects him to play a part in the upcoming games as Celtic look to close the gap on their rivals Rangers at the top of the table.

Elsewhere, there were updates on Nir Bitton and Tom Rogic.

Lennon revealed: "Nir is feeling a bit sore on the knees and that’ being assessed as we speak.

"Everyone’s returned. Mikey [Johnston] is more of a long term casualty but Tom started training today and Griffiths is doing fitness work, so will hopefully be available for the upcoming games.

"Odsonne played 20 minutes then 70 minutes for France and trained the last couple of days so he’ll be available. He’s a quality player and it’s great to have him back."

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