Motherwell star left impressed by Ange's Celtic

By John McGinley

October 17, 2021

Motherwell goalkeeper Liam Kelly has been talking up the performance of Celtic on Saturday in the 2-0 Scottish Premiership victory.

The Bhoys managed to move two points closer to league leaders Rangers with the win, which was never really in doubt at Fir Park.

And Kelly has admitted that the visitors were the better team and deserved the win.

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Speaking to The Daily Record, he said: “We were playing against a really good team so we knew they would have quality. They can hurt you – and they did on two occasions.

“It was a good pass from Tom Rogic for the first one and a wonder strike from David for the second. Sometimes you just need to hold your hands up and say you got beat by the better team.”

On the subject of Turnbull’s sensational long-range strike, Kelly could do nothing but hold his hands up and be left impressed.

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In fact, he reckons he would never have had a chance of saving it even on peak form.

Kelly told The Record: “Me and David joke about it. He’s hit that many shots into me and he’s never scored before! I told him I would let him score one.

“Fair play to him, he’s a top player. It’s a top strike. If I saw it, I could maybe have dived for it. But I don’t think I would have got to it, not even on my best day.”

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With seven goals and three assists already this season, Turnbull is well on the way to having another productive campaign.

He isn’t yet showing the form of his player of the year efforts last term, but he’s still adapting to Celtic’s new style of play and will improve further from here.

Even not at his peak, he’s always capable of moments of magic like yesterdays.

In other news, “Badly needed”; Ange lauds impact of new Celtic staff member at Lennoxtown, more coming.