Hibs’ assistant boss Robbie Stockdale has delivered a six word statement which seems to indicate Martin Boyle may return from injury against Celtic.

The winger has been sidelined since the summer after picking up an injury against Elgin City in the League Cup. He had only just returned from a knee injury that prematurely ended his 2018/19 campaign.

Stockdale has suggested that Boyle could play against Celtic this weekend. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

When asked about the winger’s availability for the weekend, Stockdale told the Scotsman: “Come back to me on Thursday.”

Boyle would be a big boost for Hibs ahead of Celtic encounter

Stockdale also says that they would love to have Boyle included against Celtic, but that it must happen ‘properly’ for the wellbeing of the player.

Throwing him into a game when he’s lacking match sharpness and hasn’t featured much for the development side can only be seen as a risk.

Is it too much of a risk? (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Hibs must make sure that Boyle is actually ready to return. Throwing him in just to give themselves an extra boost going forward wouldn’t be worth it if it came at a potential risk to the player.

It would be a big boost for Hibs to have their influential winger back for the Celtic match, but whether it’s a risk worth taking will be one of Paul Heckingbottom’s big decisions this week.

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