Exciting Lennoxtown talent returns to Celtic B training after 4 months out

By David Walton

March 2, 2022

Celtic youngster Bosun Lawal has been snapped back in training with the B side after 4 months out through injury.

The defensive-midfielder picked up a setback during his time on international duty with Republic of Ireland back in November. It came after the B team captain had started life well in Glasgow operating in the Lowland League.

And thankfully, it looks as though he’s fit and available to start pressing on again as Celtic B look to finish as runner’s up this season:

Lawal had previously made a big impression on Celtic B coach Tommy McIntyre before his injury. Speaking to 67HailHail about the Irish youngster’s progress back in October, McIntyre said: “He’s settled in really well, probably better than we thought. He’s that type of player that looks really hungry. But there is a period of settling in, so I think to bestow so much pressure on him by saying ‘first-team’ etc, I think we’re just thankful we believe we’ve got a real talent here.

“He’s already trained with the first team. The manager wanted a look at him and he’s progressing well. We just need to be careful we don’t ask too much of him.

“But he’s the same as every other player when they come here – the pressure is always on to get to the first-team. But in a good way. In the sense that if you’re doing well and you’re performing well, then ultimately that’s the next step for every player.”

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Bosun Lawal looks ready to get going again for Celtic B

A £120k arrival from Watford in the summer [Glasgow Times], Celtic reportedly had to fend off late interest from Chelsea to secure the talented youth prodigy [The Herald].

At only 18, Bosun will very much be viewed by Celtic as a long-term project. The kind of player who will be gradually integrated into first-team action whenever the time is right and regardless of how long that may take.

But it was important for him to get over whatever injury issues were plaguing him. It’s a major disappointment for Bosun that he’s been robbed of 4 months of the season to get himself noticed amongst the manager and the supporters.

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However, it’s clear that he was impressing the right people before his setback. Being called up to train by Ange Postecoglou, for example, shows that the manager has a close eye on his development.

For now, it’s all about getting back to the standards the youngster was setting before his injury with Ireland. If he can get back to those levels in the near future, then he’ll hopefully be back on track soon.

But at the moment, it’s just great to see him back involved on the pitch again.

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