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The combative midfielder reveals to Goal.com that he has recovered fully after being withdrawn in the last outing and could feature against St. Johnstone

Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama has revealed he is fully recovered and in line to make a swift return to the pitch.

Wanyama, who plies his trade in Scotland at defending league champions Glasgow Celtic, was withdrawn at halftime during the club's last league tie at home to Hibernian.

However, the defensive midfielder asserts that the two week international break has offered him ample time to fully recover ahead of a congested fixture schedule.

“It (the injury) was nothing big. I was withdrawn as precaution by the medical staff after I felt some pain during the match (against Hibernian). But am now fully recovered and available for selection against St Johnstone.”

Celtic are currently placed second on the SPL standings, having amassed eight points from two games, and second on the league standings, a point adrift of the league's pace setters Motherwell.

Wanyama who was speaking exclusively to Goal.com Kenya, added that the squad has prepared adequately for what will be his debut in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, where his side have been drawn in a tricky looking group that includes Spanish giants Barcelona, Russian and Portuguese representatives Spartak Moscow and Benfica respectively.

“After our weekend game (against St Johnstone), all the focus will be on the first match against Benfica. They are a good side, and seasoned opposition in this tournament, who prefer to dictate and control the proceedings.”

The 21 year old, who previously featured for Belgian outfit Beershcort, said that it is too early to discuss their other group opponents Barcelona.

“Its dangerous to think and discuss Barcelona all the time. We have Barcelona and Spartak Moscow in the group as well, and we don't play the Spanish side until Match Day Three (October 23). We need to first concentrate on the upcoming fixtures.”

 

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