Udinese v Celtic: Wilson 'mentally ready' for Udinese

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Celtic's assistant manager Johan Mjallby believes that centre-half Kelvin Wilson is ready to return for the crunch Europa League Group I match at Udinese tonight.

Wilson, back from an Achilles injury, has not played since 21 September but may be called up owing to injuries to Adam Matthews and Glenn Loovens. Mjallby said before the Celtic squad left for Italy: "He is in contention – mentally he is ready. Adam Matthews, Kris Commons and Joe Ledley are out – the good news is, Emilio Izaguirre is fit and travelling but it is too early for him to play."

Mjallby believes Loovens will be fit for the Old Firm game at Celtic Park on 28 December.