Celtic new Bhoy David Turnbull has vowed to work hard and force Lennon to pick him for the first team as the highly rated midfielder aims to hit the ground running at the Scottish Champions this season.
The 21-year-old was unveiled as a Celtic player yesterday (August 27) after putting pen to paper on a four-year deal with the nine-in-a-row champions.
Celtic have been trying to get this deal over the line for the past year after a failed move last summer due to a freak injury.
Now that the former Motherwell star is officially a Celtic player, we can hopefully use his services as soon as possible as the squad is in dire need of fresh legs.
“I’m going to train as hard as I can and work as hard as I can,” said the midfielder in his first press conference as a Celtic player. “Hopefully, I’ll push other players and they’ll push me with the competition as well. It’s all about 100 per cent every day and whenever the gaffer’s ready to put me in, I’ll be ready.
“I’m looking to kick on and give more competition to the squad. I’d take any position but I’d probably say a number eight or number 10 box-to-box position. I like to do it all. I believe in my ability. I feel like I can come here and make an impact.”
“I always believed in my ability,” he said. “After the injury, not much changed. It was always in my head that I would come back and be the same player. I just took it day by day.
“Some days were tough and hard to get on with but I had my team-mates. Davie Henderson, the physio, always helped me as well. I worked as hard as I could and knew I’d get back sooner rather than later.
“To get back fit and playing was my motivation. The boys were flying last season and I wanted to get back and find the form I was on the season before.”
The Hoops player spoke about the possibility of facing his former club so soon as Celtic are set to face Motherwell this coming Sunday.
“If it happens, it’ll be a weird one,” he said. “I was with them all those years, so bumping into them all so soon would be a sort of funny experience.”