CELTIC have been handed a major boost ahead of their match with Aberdeen tomorrow.

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Herald and Times Sport understands that Stephen Welsh has returned to full training and will be available for selection for the match tomorrow.

We revealed last week the youngster had suffered some bruising and that the injury was not thought to be a long-term lay-off. He had been stretchered off during Celtic’s 4-0 win over St Mirren.

The National:

He has established himself at the heart of the Celtic defence in recent weeks alongside Kris Ajer and scored his first goal for Celtic against Motherwell at Parkhead this month.

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Celtic could cut the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership to 15-points with a win when they face Aberdeen tomorrow.