Adam Matthews is continuing his recovery from a broken collarbone and remains utterly convinced that his fellow Welshman, Joe Ledley, will not give Celtic the cold shoulder.

Speculation surrounding Ledley's future continues to swirl around Parkhead like autumn leaves and reports earlier in the week suggested little headway has been made in talks over a new deal. Celtic have, however, moved closer towards the signing of Fram's Holmbert Aron Fridjonsson after having a £100,000 bid accepted for the Icelandic striker. Sverrir Einarsson, the chairman of Fram told STV: "I can confirm that we have accepted a bid from Celtic. This is a very good piece of business for Celtic and it is very good business for us. The player is discussing the move with his agent this evening."

Ledley will likely be having similar conversations, given his contract expires in the summer, but Matthews is confident that his former Cardiff City team-mate will extend his time in Glasgow. "I think everyone would love him to stay," said Matthews, speaking at Parkhead where plans to improve the facilities for disabled spectators were unveiled. "When I used to play at Cardiff he stood out every game and he's carried that on here and just got better every season. Hopefully he stays, keeps improving and makes this team better. Hopefully he just signs. I'm sure he will."

Stretchered off during Celtic's 2-0 victory over Motherwell at the start of October, Matthews has undergone surgery but was expected to be out of action until the new year. However, the 21-year-old believes that his rehabilitation is ahead of schedule. Celtic face Barcelona on December 11 in their final Champions League group game and Matthews has not ruled out a return at Camp Nou. "I went to see the surgeon and he's pleased," said the full-back. "They said it would be three months but I'm confident it will be way before then. I've started running so hopefully it won't be long. I'm hoping I'll be back for Barcelona but it's touch and go."

Matthews' team-mate, Mikael Lustig, has revealed he will have hip surgery once Celtic have completed their Champions League group campaign. The Swedish full-back has been feeling the effects for a while now but, with Matthews currently in convalescence, Lustig opted to delay his operation. "The date is not yet confirmed because we have games coming up," he said. "We will decide a time that suits us but it will definitely be before the new year."

Tony Watt, the Celtic striker on loan to Lierse, has been sent home from training for a second time after a disagreement with the manager Stanley Menzo. He was ordered to train on his own this week by Menzo, who had previous criticised his fitness. Lierse would not comment but reports in Belgium suggested Watt refused to cooperate with Menzo and was ordered home.