Celtic boss Neil Lennon is set to take "strong team" to Motherwell

Georgios Samaras: Close to comeback for Celtic

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Neil Lennon says he will take "a strong team" to Motherwell on Saturday, with the Celtic boss adding that he should have a virtually fully fit squad to choose from in the near future.

He believes striker Georgios Samaras is close to making his return from injury as Celtic prepare to embark on an important run of games.

The Hoops beat Raith Rovers 4-1 in the Scottish Communities League on Tuesday, with away games at SPL leaders Motherwell and Spartak Moscow coming up during the next seven days.

And Lennon said: "I am going with a strong team at Motherwell, I want to win the game and then we will take it from there.

"We know how important the game against Motherwell is, before the Spartak game.

"I think we came through last night (against Raith) unscathed. We have Victor Wanyama and Kris Commons to come back

"Miku and Lassad (Nouioui) will come into the reckoning as well so hopefully we will look to pick a pretty strong team.

"It was always the plan on Tuesday to give Beram (Kayal) an hour and give Joe (Ledley) half an hour so thankfully they came through that unscathed and will be fit for the weekend.

"Georgios isn't far away either so we are at almost a full quota coming into a big stretch of games."

Samaras last played for Celtic against Helsingborgs in August.