Report: Odsonne Edouard given all clear for Old Firm after injury fears
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Report: Odsonne Edouard given all clear for Old Firm after injury fears

Celtic’s concerns over Odsonne Edouard have been allayed, after it has been reported that he is likely to be fit for their Boxing Day clash against Aberdeen.

Naturally, involvement in that fixture would indicate his availability for the Old Firm, three days later.

Edouard scored a derby winner at Ibrox last season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The big Frenchman limped off after 38 minutes of their clash against Motherwell on Wednesday night.

While Celtic went on to win the match 3-0, fears remained over the fitness of Edouard. Yet, a source quoted in the Daily Record, believes the injury is not as bad as first feared.

“It didn’t look too clever on Wednesday night, but the news has been more encouraging today.”

The 20-year-old has eight league goals to his name this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“It certainly looks as though the game against Dundee will be a bit too soon for Odsonne. But, the indications we’re getting suggest he has a good chance of being ready for the matches against Aberdeen and Rangers.”

With Leigh Griffiths currently out of football, the 20-year-old is the Celts only recognised striker.

Therefore, it would have been a big boost to Rangers were Edouard to miss the match.

Rangers’ centre-backs will now need to be up for the challenge. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, this news seems to confirm otherwise.

If fit, the league’s second top scorer will almost certainly start. In that case, it’s up to the Rangers defence, to ensure he fails to make an impact.