Scottish Premiership - Team news: Mulgrew could make Celtic return

Neil Lennon is hoping to have Charlie Mulgrew back for Celtic's Scottish Premiership clash with Partick Thistle at Parkhead on New Year's Day.

The Scotland international has missed the last four games with a groin injury but the Hoops boss is confident he will be fit for the visit of the Jags.

Dirk Boerrigter has started training again after recovering from a hamstring complaint but it is too soon for the Dutchman while Mikael Lustig, Beram Kayal and Steven Mouyokolo remain out.

Partick boss Alan Archibald has doubts over Jordan McMillan and Christie Elliott ahead of the game against Celtic.

Both players are struggling with a virus and could miss the New Year's Day visit to Parkhead, although new loan signing Lyle Taylor is likely to be added to the squad.

Isaac Osbourne and Sean Welsh remain on the sidelines, while Gary Fraser is still suspended.