Football - Matthews ready for season finale

Celtic full-back Adam Matthews is confident of rediscovering his fitness in time to enjoy what he hopes is the first of two silverware presentations.

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Matthews is set to return from a two-month absence from a hamstring injury when Celtic receive the Clydesdale Bank Premier League trophy following their last home game of the season against St Johnstone on Saturday.

The Welshman, who has not played since Celtic's Champions League defeat by Juventus in Turin on March 6, is also hoping to be back to his best form for the William Hill Scottish Cup final against Hibernian at the end of the month.

He said: I've been training for the last couple of days so I will hopefully be fit for the weekend.

"I'm looking forward to the Scottish Cup final and hopefully I can stay fit and won't get a recurrence of the injury.

"We won the league a couple of weeks ago and we have all been looking forward to getting the trophy.

"It will be great to get the trophy in front of our home fans. I'm sure it will be a full house to see us lift it.

"The fans have been brilliant all season and I'm sure there will be a party atmosphere but we have got to win the game first."

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