NEIL Lennon has welcomed the return of Mohammed Elyounoussi and Jozo Simunovic after injury-lay-offs ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership match against Motherwell at Fir Park tonight.

Norwegian winger Elyounoussi hasn’t played since the Betfred Cup final win over Rangers back in December due to a foot injury he picked up on international duty.


Centre half Simunovic, meanwhile, is available again after sitting out the Ladbrokes Premiership win over Hamilton away on Sunday.

“Elyounoussi is back and Simunovic will be back in the squad as well,” he said. “So that’s two senior pros back in contention which pleases me.”


Elsewhere, Lennon confirmed that Boli Bolingoli is in contention to play in the league game against Stephen Robinson’s third-placed side.

"Boli’s had a bit of time out and he’ll be back in contention for the squad," he said.

"Greg (Taylor) has played very well and, at the minute, he’s first in line to play. We’ve got competition in all positions."

Meanwhile, Lennon provided updates on injured Celtic trio Jeremie Frimpong, Jonny Hayes and Mikey Johnston.

“We're hoping [Frimpong] will be back in training on Monday,” he said.

“Jonny Hayes we are monitoring at the minute. He’s got a bit of a tight calf so we’ll see how he is.

"Mikey Johnston is seeing a specialist but will be long-term, maybe two or three months.”