BBC man and Celtic Pass pundit, Michael Stewart has claimed he can’t envision a Celtic team on Sunday against Kilmarnock which DOESN’T have Ismaila Soro or David Turnbull in it.
The former midfielder believes the pair have more than done enough to keep their spot for the SPFL tie at Celtic Park. They showed so much energy and drive in the middle of the park and were a big reason why Celtic ended up 3-2 winners against Lille.
The bhoys have been looking for a spark and they got it tonight.
Speaking about the game on Sunday, Stewart knows there’s a chance Neil Lennon will revert back to his comfort players
“It becomes a big question as to who comes back in and how many come back in?” Steward said on BBC Sportsound.
“Because you have to say a lot of the players who have stepped in today, the likes of Turnbull, the likes of Soro, those two, in particular, I would be amazed if they weren’t playing (against Kilmarnock). They brought an edge to the side.
“Ajer at right-back, it’s got to happen again. It brings another dimension. He has got the legs and the ability to drive forward. The third goal is a case in point.”
Celtic have been pedestrian in the middle of the park all season. Lille must not have known what hit them as two young players harassed and more than held their own against them.
This is a side chasing down PSG in the French League and a team who were going for a win on the night.
It might not have counted for much on the night but Neil’s eyes being opened to some of his fringe players is of great significance, let’s hope the Irishman continues to blend them in.
As for Ajer at right back, he appears to have the attributes to play there, if Frimpong is injured after his knock during the game, Ajer could slot right in.