Kris Boyd admits the quality of Celtic midfield live on air today

By John McGinley

December 31, 2020

Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd doesn’t often praise Celtic, but even he can’t deny David Turnbull and Ismaila Soro’s form.

Neil Lennon has brought the midfield duo into the Celtic starting eleven to significant effect in recent weeks.

They’ve revitalised a struggling team that has now won four league games in succession without conceding a goal.

Speaking live on Sky Sports News this morning, Boyd was full of praise for the former Motherwell man.

He said: “It just goes to show we’ve got a lot of top talent in Scotland. Some credit must go to Motherwell in terms of developing his talent and giving him an opportunity at that level.

“Three games in a row he’s scored. You can see the variety in his finishes now. His finish yesterday was sublime.

“The thing I like about Turnbull is he is prepared to lose the ball, to move forward to try and make things happen in the final third.

“He and Soro have rejuvenated that Celtic midfield. A lot of Celtic’s recent form has to go down to the form of Turnbull.”

Turnbull’s toughest Celtic test

Turnbull now has a massive opportunity to truly cement his position in Neil Lennon’s Celtic team.

A good performance against Rangers can make the career of a Celtic player. That’s especially true with so much on the line this weekend at Ibrox.

If the Scotland U21 international can inspire his team towards a win, it will create even more hype about his ability and potential.

Celtic midfielder David Turnbull scores against Dundee United / (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Turnbull isn’t a selfish player, though. He’ll be giving his all for his team this weekend, alongside others such as Soro.

Our only chance of victory is with a cohesive team-focused display for the full 90 minutes. Teams in the Premiership have yet to test Rangers this season.

Lennon’s Bhoys have the talent to change all that. Can they keep the good form rolling?

In other news, Celtic have a huge Alfie Doughty opportunity.