Charlie Mulgrew declares himself fit for Celtic clash with Ajax
The Celtic utility man has been out of action since September 12.
Charlie Mulgrew has declared himself fit for Celtic's Europa League clash with Ajax on Thursday.
The Parkhead utility man has been out of action since picking up a thigh injury in a 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen at Pittodrie on September 12.
Celtic will be without suspended Nir Bitton and Stefan Johansen along with injuries to key players Scott Brown and Kris Commons.
Mulgrew offered some welcome news for Celtic fans and his manager Ronny Deila when he declared that he would be fit for the coming Euro clash on a Celtic Twitter Q&A on Tuesday evening.
Many had assumed that the 29-year-old still hadn't recovered from his long-term thigh injury, leaving just Tom Rogic as the only first team regular who could play in the central midfielder role ahead of the must-win clash with the Amsterdam side.
If Deila's side have any hope of remaining in European competition after Christmas they will have to beat Ajax and then Fenerbahce in Istanbul on December 10.
Rogic was intent on putting on a brave face ahead of Thursday's game amidst a long list of missing teammates.
He said: "They are important players for us so any team that loses key players could possibly feel it.
"But at the same time we have a good squad and there is competition for places, so I'm sure whoever plays will be ready."
He added: "It's a big opportunity. Obviously we're disappointed about the last couple of results but we've been working hard to make sure we are best prepared as we can be to get the result we need.
"We go into every game thinking we are going to get a positive result, especially at home.
"We know the importance of the match. We're all in this together and are a united squad.
"We work closely and extremely hard with the coaches and the manager, so we're working together to get the result we need."