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  • Celtic View Interview: The manager hails Hoops' latest signings

    Celtic View Interview: The manager hails Hoops' latest signings

    By: Joe Donnelly on 10 Sep, 2020 12:30

  • SPEAKING exclusively to this week’s Celtic View, on sale now, Hoops boss Neil Lennon praised the fresh energy new signings David Turnbull and Shane Duffy will bring to the dressing room, as his side prepare for their trip to Ross County on Saturday.

    Before last weekend’s international break, the nine-in-a-row champions overcame Motherwell 3-0 at Paradise, and will aim to extend that form into the string of games ahead in September.

    That starts with the Staggies this weekend, and both Turnbull and Duffy will be available for selection in the manager’s matchday squad.

    “I’m delighted to get Shane and David in, and to hear the guys independently call their moves to Celtic as dream moves, that’s really encouraging and all you can ask for as a manager, really,” Neil Lennon told the Celtic View. “I was really pleased to get the deal with David done, I think he’s a really talented player. He’s had a really tough time of it with his injury but before that, he was outstanding and he’s come back to goalscoring form after a year out.

    “That speaks volumes for his character, his desire and his will to come here and make an impression. It’s good to have players coming in who have a feel for the club and I think that’s very important in a season like this.

    “I’m also delighted get Shane signed up for a year. We saw what he can bring to games almost immediately, when he scored for Ireland against Bulgaria last Thursday. He’s the captain of Ireland and he made it clear that he wanted to come and play for us. I think that’s fantastic and an absolutely wonderful bit of business by the club.”

    Despite some favourable results against County last season – 6-0 at home; 4-1 away; 3-0 at home – Neil Lennon said that counts for nothing in this campaign. Instead, he wants his players to use their recent performance against Motherwell as a springboard for success.

    The manager added: “Ross County this weekend is a game that we look forward to, off the back of a really good win over Motherwell before the international break. You’re always trying to build momentum, we’re going to have a lot of games in this period between now and then next international break.

    “The players will be looking forward to getting out there and playing after the most recent break. Ross County have had a good start to the season, we had some good results against them last season, but that counts for nothing going into this season.

    “What we’re looking for is to try and pick up where we left off against Motherwell, to put in a really strong performance and to do everything we can to get the win.”

    Read the full and exclusive interview with Neil Lennon ONLY in the latest issue of the Celtic View, on sale now. 

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