Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed that midfielder Ryan Christie is fit for tonight’s clash with Hearts, as reported on the Daily Record.

The attacking midfielder missed Celtic’s comfortable 2-0 victory over Hibernian on Sunday and there were huge doubts surrounding his fitness ahead of tonight’s encounter.

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However, Lennon has confirmed that he is fit and ready to play. He said:

Ryan Christie trained on Monday so he will be back in the squad.

The Scot has found the net 16 times already this season and having him back provides a big boost for the Hoops.

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Whether Lennon decides to start him or not, having Christie back amongst the squad is a welcome boost for the side.

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Hearts are likely to try and get in the faces of Celtic today with a high-intensity press, meaning Christie is almost perfect for this match.

He has the ability to spin and start an attack swiftly, which will be needed in a hostile atmosphere.