Daizen Maeda and Cameron Carter-Vickers will return to the Celtic squad for Saturday’s visit of Hearts.

Maeda has been out for six weeks with a knee injury while Carter-Vickers sat out two-and-a-half games with a hamstring issue.

“They will both come into the squad, they are good,” assistant manager John Kennedy said.

“(Liel) Abada is still working through rehab, he is probably a couple of weeks away, and Reo (Hatate) is slightly behind him. Other than that we are pretty good.”

On what Maeda's return can bring to the team, Kennedy added: "He is important. We have been a bit interrupted with injuries.

"The guys on the fringes have come in and done well.

"Carter-Vickers is a very important player, Reo Hatate obviously has missed a large chunk of the season, Abada has missed most of the season, they are all really important players.

"They contribute a lot and Daizen is often the trigger for that in terms of his intensity.

"The game we want to play we want to be as fast and keep the intensity up as much as we can."