Hooper poised for Celtic return
By Luke Thornhill
Updated Tuesday, 7th September 2010
Gary Hooper is hoping to make his domestic debut for Celtic on Saturday.
Hooper, 22, moved to Parkhead in the summer - with the Scottish side paying Scunthorpe £2.4million for his services.
He scored on his first competitive start, a Champions League qualifier against Braga, but has been unable to make a second appearance after suffering a calf injury in a friendly at Blackburn Rovers.
Hearts visit in the Scottish Premier League on Saturday, and Hooper could be involved.
"I'm hoping to be ready for the Hearts game, I have been in every day except Sundays getting a massage and getting the legs going," he told Celtic's official website.
"I have now done some running and strength work and ball work outside. The international break has done me a favour because I don't miss another game. I will hopefully train with the squad towards the end of the week and be involved in the game."