Is today the day that Celtic finally turn their season around?
It has been a topsy-turvy 2020/21 for Neil Lennon and co but with a Scottish Cup final to contest, it’s time to bring back positivity to Parkhead.
Only a few weeks ago, Hoops supporters turned out in their droves outside Celtic Park to protest against the management.
It was understandable too. The Bhoys are 13 points behind Rangers in their quest to win a tenth successive SPFL crown in a row and they were being battered on a constant basis in Europe.
However, after the hierarchy came out and backed Lennon, he has engineered two wins in a row against Lille and Kilmarnock.
The victory over Killie marked the club’s first clean sheet since the beginning of November, and they will have to take that confidence into their Scottish Cup final clash with Hearts.
If they lose, you really do fear for Lennon and the players. It will be nothing short of disastrous.
Therefore, how can they go about ensuring victory?
To put things simply, Celtic simply have to unleash David Turnbull on Hearts.
The Scot spent a period out with COVID-19 but has now recovered and since being instated in the side, has been nothing short of outstanding.
Against St Johnstone, Celtic’s creativity was questioned severely. They drew 1-1 and Tom Rogic, the club’s attacking midfielder on the day, managed just one shot and crucially he failed to play a single key pass.
Turnbull has now taken his place and been excellent, assisting goals against both Lille and Killie. As it happens, the summer signing also found the net against the French opposition in the Europa League.
The midfielder has been playing just right of centre and was phenomenal last time out, amassing as many as six shots and eight key passes. That’s a truly ridiculous record when you consider he’s only just forced his way into Lennon’s plans, starting three times this season.
Turnbull is proving to be a fabulous addition and if the Bhoys are to have any chance of winning on Sunday, they need to start him.
Forget Rogic, the 21-year-old is now their main creative spark.
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