Celtic are finally back to winning ways after suffering a wretched run of form recently. The Hoops have been ejected from the Europa League and have slipped massively behind Rangers in the race for the Premiership title.
Their inconsistent season has not just landed them 13 points behind the runaway league leaders, but talks of Neil Lennon’s exit have been rife. However, it seems that in his desperation, he has found the courage to experiment with his team.
This has already paid off in dividends and he must keep up these changes he has made in his team. Celtic will face Hearts on Sunday in the Scottish Cup final and Lennon absolutely has to start David Turnbull.
Along with the midfielder, the manager has given rare chances to the likes of Ismaila Soro and reserve goalkeeper Conor Hazard. Since making these drastic alterations, the Bhoys have won back-to-back games and will be in high spirits ahead of Sunday.
There’s a good chance he will start Soro and Hazard given their strong performances, but he must ensure that Turnbull is one of the first names on the team sheet.
Last time out, the 21-year-old was arguably the best performer on the pitch. According to Sofascore, the summer signing completed 93% of his passes, created two big goalscoring opportunities and provided the assist for Shane Duffy’s goal.
This wasn’t a fluke performance either. In Celtic’s Europa League fixture against Lille, Turnbull bagged himself another assist and scored a goal of his own in a thrilling 3-2 victory for the Hoops.
The £1.6million-rated gem has made just three starts this season but has already thrown his hat into the ring to become one of Lennon’s key players. Indeed, he has already impressed the boss after he waxed lyrical about his transfer and described him as having “a touch of class” about him.
If he starts against Hearts on Sunday, Celtic have a big chance of taking home the silverware.
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