Celtic B manager Tommy McIntyre has tipped Hoops youngster Bosun Lawal for a big future in the Green and White after impressing with the young side this season.

Lawal joined the club in the summer from English Premier League side Watford, joining up with the B side in the Lowland League this campaign and played a regular part in the opening half of the season.

During that spell, many fans were left impressed by what they had seen from the 18-year old, who has played a key role in the Celtic defence in the fifth tier of Scottish Football.

But, the Ireland u19 internationalist also faced a long spell out injured between November and March.

Making his return in recent weeks, many fans are interested to see what the future holds for Lawal as we approach the end of the season and pre-season for next campaign on the horizon.

Speaking about the progress and potential of the defender, McIntyre believes that Lawal does have things to work on in his game, like any youngster, but tipped him for a big future at the club.

“I think he’s been a real find,” he said, as quoted by Sun Sport.

“He had a bad injury there and was out for a long period of time, and then there were some other medical problems. He’s come back, and he’s gone away with the Republic of Ireland.

“I think he can do more, and he’ll probably say the same thing, I think. But that’s up to the staff to make sure we get the best out of him. He’s still young, but I think there’s potential there.

“Like everybody else, there’s potential there.

Despite not having the greatest of nights at Paradise, during the B team’s 1-0 loss against rivals Rangers, that is one of the very few off nights that Lawal has had during the long 33 game season.

He will be hoping to rectify that by going on to win some silverware with the young side as they take on the Ibrox side once again next Tuesday for a place in the final of the Glasgow Cup.

Lawal certainly has all the right attributes of the modern-day centre back, and I believe we will definitely see him feature for the first team at some point down the line.


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