Hartley gives Celtic a boost by declaring himself fit for Champions League opener

Celtic midfielder Paul Hartley has recovered from a neck injury to take his place in Gordon Strachan's squad for Wednesday's Champions League Group E opener against Danish side Aalborg at Parkhead.

Hartley missed Saturday's 4-2 win over Motherwell at Fir Park but trained today along with defender Mark Wilson who has shrugged off a knee injury picked up in the same game.

Paul Hartley

Recovered: Celtic's Paul Hartley.

Striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink returns from suspension although he missed training to be with his pregnant wife.

Provisional squad: Boruc, Wilson, Caldwell, McManus, Hinkel, Naylor, Robson, Crosas, Nakamura, Hartley, S Brown, Maloney, Vennegoor of Hesselink, Samaras, McDonald, Sheridan, M Brown, McGeady, Loovens, Donati, Caddis.

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