Celtic defender Bosun Lawal has been spotted doing ‘individual work’ following months out injured and could return soon, according to Hoops journalist Lewis Laird.
The Lowdown: Lawal’s summer arrival
Described as ‘powerful’ by Omer Riza, his former under-23 manager at Watford, Lawal left Vicarage Road for Celtic Park last summer.
The Hoops beat Chelsea, Fulham and Norwich City to his services, forking out a cross-border fee in the region of £120,000 and handing the youngster a three-year deal.
Capable of playing as a defensive midfielder or a centre-back, the 18-year-old is yet to feature in the Bhoys’ first team under Ange Postecoglou and has been out injured since November.
The Latest: Laird’s post
Laird, who covers all things Celtic-related including the B team, revealed via Twitter that Lawal could return from injury sooner rather than later. The journalist outlined:
“Celtic B defender Bosun Lawal, working his way back from injury. Has been out since picking up an injury with Ireland u19s in November
“Was doing some individual work at the side of the pitch during yesterday’s 3-1 win over Stirling University.
“Return could be sooner, rather than later.”
The Verdict: Good news
Although Lawal hasn’t played a senior game in Scotland, it’s good to see that the Irish prospect is seemingly close to a return. Hopefully he will remain injury-free in the long run and play regularly for the B team, looking to catch Postecoglou’s eye over time.
The Celtic manager has shown that he is willing to use the club’s young talents, with winger Ben Doak featuring in matchday squads in recent months and making two senior appearances. Lawal could well follow in Doak’s footsteps, providing he stays fit and puts in a series of consistent displays for the B team.
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