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Celtic boosted as Hooper targets weekend return

Celtic striker Gary Hooper is aiming for Saturday's visit of Hearts as his comeback from injury. The 22-year-old has yet to make his Clydesdale Bank Premier League debut after tearing a calf following a collision in a pre-season friendly against Blackburn.

The summer signing from Scunthorpe, who scored against Braga on his competitive debut, told the The Huddle Online: "I'm hoping to be ready for the Hearts game.

"I have been in every day except Sundays getting a massage and getting the legs going.

"I have now done some running and strength work and ball work outside.

"The international break has done me a favour because I don't miss another game. I will hopefully train with the squad towards the end of the week and be involved in the Hearts game."

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