Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong is set to make his return against Zenit St Petersburg a week on Thursday, according to new report.

The report is according to the Daily Record that claims the 25-year-old has recovered from a hernia operation that he underwent in the middle of January.

News of his recovery will be a much-needed for Brendan Rodgers’ injury threaten side, who have been struggling to deal with losing a number of their first team players.

And making the matter worse, only on Saturday, did Rodgers side lost Kristoffer Ajer and Dedryck Boyata during the 1-0 defeat against Kilmarnock.

Leigh Griffiths is also a doubt which means that Armstrong’s return to the team could not have happened at a better time.

Armstrong’s return will surprise many due to fact that it has only been three weeks since the player underwent a procedure to solve a long-running injury and the midfielder was expected to need more time to recover from the injury.

In fact, Celtic’s long injury list is so bad that the club new signing, Marvin Compper has an hamstring injury and 22-year-old Jack Hendry is set for his European debut due to being cup-tied and crocked duo Ajer and Boyata both thought to be out.

Celtic next fixture is in the Scottish Cup against Partick Thistle on Saturday and Rodgers will be keen to ensure his side is wrapped in cotton-wool to prevent any further problems.