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Celtic handed boost as club chief provides great update on £1.5million star

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Celtic have been handed a great injury boost ahead of the post-international break action, as Danish centre-back Erik Sviatchenko is set to return for first-team contention in a fortnight.

The club’s assistant manager Chris Davies revealed that the 26-year-old is currently building up his sharpness and fitness, with necessary plans in place to get him back to top form ahead of the visit to Ross County.

Sviatchenko picked up a knee ligament injury during the Champions League qualifier against Rosenborg in August, and briefly returned to action only to aggravate the knock.

Celtic have been hit with different injury bouts at centre defence all campaign, with the duo of Dedryck Boyata and Jozo Simunovic – who’s currently on the sidelines finding it hard to keep fit.

As a result of not being able to get a constant partnership in the heart of the defence, manager Brendan Rodgers has had to deploy Nir Bitton and Mikael Lustig.

However, the return of Sviatchenko, a £1.5million January 2016 signing from Midtjylland, will help provide the team with a quality option.