Neil Lennon indicates that Celtic squad players will get opportunity during hectic schedule

By John Reid

November 19, 2020

Neil Lennon has indicated that Celtic’s squad players will get the opportunities they have been looking for during the Hoops hectic schedule, the Celtic View reports.

With the international break now over, Celtic now look forward to a host of games in four competitions over the next month.

Between now and the end of 2020, Celtic will play 11 games, with perhaps one more added if the Hoops can reschedule one of the postponed league games.

That run will test the Hoops squad to the limit, and Neil Lennon has indicated that the squad will be utilised to the full.

“Going to be demanding”

“There’s a long way to go, and we just need to continue looking at the game one-by-one as they come along. It’s going to be demanding but when we need to use the squad we will” Lennon said, as quoted by the Celtic View (Volume 56, Issue 17, Page. 7).

That has to be a good sign for the likes of David Turnbull, Ismaila Soro and even Greg Taylor, who have not featured for the Hoops on a regular basis for a while.

It does seem like Celtic’s squad players could be used more this season than in previous years. The reason for that, is that there is no winter break this season due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Playing football almost non-stop for months

That means that Celtic are going to be playing football non-stop with few breaks between now and March at least. That is when the next international break is.

Celtic midfielder David Turnbull / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Some fans have been hoping that Neil Lennon would freshen up the Celtic team after a poor run of form over the last month. It seems that they could get their wishes granted.

That is certainly exciting news for the likes of Turnbull and Soro. They will be looking to catch Neil Lennon’s eye in training to ensure that they get the game time that the Hoops boss has indicated will come the way of Celtic’s fringe players.

In other news, Celtic’s SLO has explained why the game against Hibs isn’t live on Sky.