Celtic’s unbeaten start in the Scottish Premiership continued on Sunday afternoon as they eased past third-placed Hibs with a 3-0 victory.
It means Neil Lennon’s side have won seven and drawn one of their opening eight matches, although not everything is rosy as they still find themselves sat behind their arch-rivals in the standings.
Later this week, the Bhoys will be competing in yet another European qualifier and the congested campaign will only increase if they beat Sarajevo in Bosnia on Thursday night.
With that in mind, Lennon ought to consider some changes going forward especially if they are to secure a historic tenth title in a row.
Hoops skipper Scott Brown has been as industrious as ever but there have been glimpses of his age starting to seep through. He was outplayed in the defeat to Ferencvaros.
The 35-year-old is simply not going to be able to produce to his influential levels week-in, week-out with an intense schedule inbound and on Sunday afternoon, we saw the ideal replacement.
David Turnbull may have only featured for the second-half but he put in a commanding display that should be giving his boss a headache over team selection going forward.
It was as close to a masterclass as you’re going to get in just 45 minutes of action.
As someone who has been lauded as a “special talent” who’s “destined to go to the top of the game,” it’s time for Lennon to get him more involved at Parkhead.
Brown is entering the final 12 months of his contract at the Scottish champions, so it seems wise that he looks to make the transition sooner rather than later.
He’s clearly too good to be sitting on the bench every week in the SPFL.
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