Celtic boss Neil Lennon has disclosed that Jeremie Frimpong may well get the nod to start for the Hoops in the winner takes all Europa League play-off against Sarajevo, the Scotsman reports.
Lennon would not have any concerns about starting the player, who is 19, in such an important game as he is in such a good run of form.
Frimpong replaced the injured James Forrest against Riga and was excellent. He followed this up with a fine performance against Hibernian.
“He was a little bit hit-and-miss at the start of the season but a lot of the players were adjusting. Now he’s back in full flow, and he’s been absolutely excellent for us in the past couple of games” Lennon said, as quoted by the Scotsman.
“Getting back to the form he showed”
“He’s getting back to the form that he showed last year. He’s a year older and more experienced, so I’ve no qualms about playing him” the Hoops boss concluded.
Frimpong might only be at the start of his career. Should he start against Sarajevo, he will be playing in one of the biggest games of his time with Celtic.
However, he is playing so well at the moment that it makes sense for him to continue taking James Forrest’s place in the side.
More experienced than last season
Frimpong didn’t have the best of games against Copenhagen in the later stages of the Europa League last season. However, as Lennon says, he is an older and more experienced player since that game in February.
Indeed, it can be argued that this is the best run of form that the Celtic prodigy has shown yet. There is no reason for that not to continue against Sarajevo.
It would not be a surprise to see Frimpong turn in another man of the match performance in Sarajevo. That is how well he is currently playing for Celtic.