NEIL LENNON was the most notable spectator as Celtic’s reserve side steamrolled over a young Dundee team on Tuesday.
The result sent the Celts top of the reserve league and the players certainly played like they had a point to prove with the interim boss watching on from the stands.
One thing which has been brought up in the aftermath of Brendan Rodgers departure is this manager never attended these games to see how his current crop of developmental stars were doing. He would get reports back and reward players with training sessions and even a sub appearance if they were playing well for the reserves.
Neil Lennon is taking a more hands on approach to the Celtic players and it would appear he’s been given food for thought going forward. Vakoun Bayo played well, Armstrong Oko-Flex had another great game and Marvin Compper even put in a performance. Granted this is only against Dundee reserves but if you can’t take information away from games like this then what’s the point?
With Celtic heading for the summer where their two main centre backs will be off, and the ‘fresh start’ vibe Neil Lennon seems to be promoting within the club could we see a spectacular reprieve for Marvin Compper before the end of the season?
Neil won’t know why Marvin hasn’t been getting a game to this point but will the Irishman be tempted to see what the German has got and bring him into the first team squad?
It seems highly unlikely but if you have an experienced defender on serious wages, who hasn’t had a proper chance in the side, would it be prudent of the new boss to do what Rodgers never managed and give Marvin a chance.
Granted Ajer and Boyata are the pairing of the moment, but an injury to either or both could necessitate a Compper inclusion.
It would be very interesting.