The Lowdown: First-team call up soon?
As per The Scottish Sun, the 19-year-old was called in to train with the first team in September as Ange Postecoglou’s side were trying to deal with an injury crisis.
He has not yet made a senior appearance but has been impressing for Celtic’s B team, scoring five goals and supplying a further two assists in 11 games in all competitions from the centre of defence (Transfermarkt).
The Latest: Lawal impressing at Celtic
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Joseph has shared that ‘a lot of people within the club’ are ‘very impressed’ with the progress that Lawal is making at Celtic since signing a three-year deal from Watford last summer.
The journalist said: “I’ve certainly heard a lot of good things about Bosun Lawal. I think there’s a lot of people within the club who are very impressed with the progress he’s making.”
The Verdict: Needs a chance
After impressing so much with the B team, Lawal needs to be given a chance by Postecoglou to feature for the senior side.
The Celtic manager does have four central defenders that he can call upon in his squad, but he could still give Lawal minutes in cup competitions or to the back end of the Premiership campaign if the Hoops find themselves well enough clear at the top.
Nonetheless, having also featured 10 times for the Republic of Ireland at youth level, the 19-year-old is clearly an exciting prospect, and one that Celtic supporters will no doubt want to see more often as he progresses.
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