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Celtic: Mark Guidi drops Kyogo Furuhashi injury update

Mark Guidi has dropped a teasing injury update on Celtic centre-forward Kyogo Furuhashi.

What’s the latest?

In recent comments made to Go Radio (via Vital Celtic), the journalist revealed that the centre-forward – who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since December 26 – could finally be in line for a return to first-team action after the upcoming international break.

Speaking about the current condition of the Japan international, Guidi said: “On Kyogo, well, there are one or two murmurs that he’ll be available for the first game after the international break, which is Ibrox on April 3rd.

“Now, we could see Kyogo coming on for the League Cup Final against Hibs, the impact he made with not a lot of training time behind him.

“So if it was to be the case, if that’s accurate and he’s available for the game at Ibrox, I wouldn’t imagine that he would start unless there’s an injury problem to Maeda or Giakoumakis or whatever.

“But, certainly, having somebody like Kyogo on the bench, what a lift that would give to Celtic – to the manager, to the players, to the supporters, albeit there won’t be Celtic supporters in the ground that day.

“And, if he’s required for whatever reason, to come on and give 25 minutes to half an hour, he would have that in his locker all day to go and do that.”

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Postecoglou will be buzzing

Considering just how important a part of the Celtic side Kyogo has become since his £4.6m move to Parkhead last summer, should the striker indeed be in line for a return to action at Ibrox at the start of next month, it would undoubtedly be an outcome that will have Postecoglou buzzing.

Indeed, over his 14 Premiership appearances so far this season, the £4.95m-rated hitman has been in deadly goalscoring form, scoring eight goals, registering two assists and creating four big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.1 shots and making 1.1 key passes per game.

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These returns have seen the £18k-per-week forward average a highly impressive SofaScore match rating of 7.03 in the league, however, the 27-year-old has also been in equally impressive form in cup competitions this term – bagging a further eight goals and providing three assists over 12 outings in the Europa League, Europa League qualifying and the Scottish League Cup.

As such, it is clear for all to see that the return of Kyogo for the Rangers fixture would provide Celtic’s chances of leaving Ibrox with three points with a huge boost – one that could all but seal the Premiership title for the Bhoys.

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