CELTIC defender Christopher Jullien has been included in the Hoops' squad for the group stages of the Europa League - suggesting that the Frenchman could make his return to action before the end of the year.

The Glasgow club have submitted their final list for the tournament proper, with six players being added to the roster and six being removed.

Liam Scales, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Josip Juranovic, Giannis Giakoumakis and Jota have been registered by the club alongside Jullien while Conor Hazard, Boli Bolingoli, Luca Connell, Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard have been dropped from the European squad.

Jullien hasn't featured for the first team since suffering a knee injury against Dundee United in December 2020 and missed the remainder of the previous campaign as he recovered from surgery.

However, the 28-year-old's inclusion in Ange Postecoglou's Europa League squad would suggest that the defender could be restored to the first team before the group stages conclude on December 9.