Celtic youngster Jeremie Frimpong reckons Neil Lennon’s recent change in formation is giving him more freedom on the flanks, The Scottish Sun reports.
The Dutch youth international already has a goal and assist to his name in seven Scottish Premiership appearances this season and now he is being unleashed in a wing-back role, more could be on the way.
Lennon made the switch to a three-man defence after the international break and the team is still getting up to full speed with it all.
Frimpong reckons it plays to his strengths.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “I don’t mind the three or four at the back. It’s up to the manager. But the 3-5-2 probably does give me more freedom to move up and down the wing.
“I got forward a lot against Livingston and it suits me. I try to play free and use my strengths to help the team.
“I feel really settled at Celtic at the moment and I need to thank my team-mates for that. I love them all to bits. The gaffer and the staff have been great with me as well.
“I get on well with all the players in the squad and it’s been a terrific 12 months for me.”
It’s great to hear the teenager is relishing his time at Celtic and continuing to have such a strong bond with his teammates.
Celtic are gradually improving and despite the narrow scoreline on Saturday, there were a lot of positives to take from the Bhoys’ performance.
If the 3-5-2 is beginning to gel then we can look forward to some swashbuckling attacking displays in the future and Frimpong would no doubt be a big part of that.
He plays with a careless abandon that at times that is thrilling to watch.
Frimpong might not be the most tactically astute player right now but hopefully that side of his game comes on too over the next few months.
If Lennon’s new system gets the best out of him, we might see the player reach the next level in his development.