Bosun Lawal’s return to Celtic from a productive loan spell at Fleetwood Town is drawing considerable attention ahead of the new season.

The 20-year-old Irish U21 international transitioned seamlessly from centre-back to midfielder, demonstrating his versatility at such a young age. During his stint at Fleetwood, he made 46 appearances, scored six goals, and provided two assists, all while adapting to the tactical shifts under various managers. His ability to shine in a fragmented side, during the backdrop of chaos at Fleetwood speaks for itself.

Celtic had been training Lawal as a centre-back, but he truly shone at Fleetwood in midfield. This raises an intriguing question for Brendan Rodgers and his coaching staff: will they revert him back to a defensive role or see if they can continue his momentum as a midfielder?

As Celtic gear up for pre-season, Lawal has a golden opportunity to secure a place in the first team squad. With top players set to return later in the pre-season, Lawal could gain a significant advantage by performing well in the upcoming fixtures against Ayr, Queen’s Park, Manchester City, Chelsea, and DC United. Brendan Rodgers, keen on nurturing academy talent, is likely to closely monitor Lawal’s performance during these matches.

Lawal’s ability to play both in defence and midfield positions makes him a valuable asset for Celtic. His pre-season performance could be pivotal, potentially earning him a spot in Rodgers’ squad for the upcoming season. With the manager’s commitment to integrating young talent into the first team, Lawal could be set to benefit.


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