Celtic captain Scott Brown has hailed the attitude of Jeremie Frimpong, and has stated that the youngster is “regularly in meetings” with manager Neil Lennon.
Frimpong has just produced a big week for the club. He almost single-handedly helped secure our spot in the Europa League playoffs with a starring substitute’s performance against Riga. It was then followed up with another electric display against Hibs.
Seizing on James Forrest’s unfortunate injury, it looks as though Frimpong is primed for a shot against the likes of Sarajevo and Rangers in the coming weeks.
And Brown has given him another jolt of confidence as he backed the youngster’s quality whilst highlighting his determination to improve.
As quoted by the Scottish Sun, Brown said: “Jeremie’s fantastic, he’s got a great attitude.
“He’s always willing to learn, he is regularly in meetings with the gaffer and the backroom staff. He’ll always get better. Jeremie’s energy and ability is second to none, he is one of the quickest I’ve seen.
“And he’s got composure on the ball as well.”
A big month lies ahead for Frimpong
With Forrest out, Frimpong has a huge opportunity ahead of him. He effectively has a massive chance to shoot Celtic into the Europa League group stages as well as ensure that we soar ahead of Rangers in the Premiership table.
If he plays a starring role both domestically and in Europe, then it’s difficult to see how he doesn’t keep Forrest’s place even after the Scotland international returns.
As things stand, Forrest will be back in. Neil Lennon is far too much of a fan of the winger not to bring him back almost immediately after he recovers from his knock picked up in Riga. It’s down to Frimpong to really bat it out of the park over the next few weeks.
But Brown’s comments on him here proves that he has the right attitude. Constant communication with the manager is key to his development, and you can see the respect he has for Lennon.
It’ll now be interesting to see whether the manager has the same level of trust in Frimpong. For a player so eager to make an impact, you simply have to start unleashing him regularly.
How Frimpong tore apart Hibs’ Josh Doig and Lewis Stevenson was frightening yesterday, and they won’t be the last to feel his quality on the pitch if Lennon sticks by him.