Celtic forward Oliver Burke has hailed the impact of Neil Lennon on the first-team squad, believing he is already learning plenty from the former Hoops captain, as reported by The Daily Record.
Brendan Rodgers’ departure from the club risked sending the club into something of a crisis and also risked alienating the players he brought into the club recently but it’s fair to say the new boss he has steadied the ship.
Burke was one of Rodgers’ last signings before departing to Leicester City but he appears to have been completely unfazed by his exit, already enjoying his time working under Lennon.
As quoted by The Daily Record, Burke said:
I’m loving every minute of my football here at Celtic. It’s such a big club and my team-mates have been great. I’m very happy here and hopefully that continues until the end of the season.
The gaffer’s great. He’s a big character and brings a big boost to the squad. I’ve learned a lot from him and he was a player himself. He’s a massive boost to the squad and hopefully we can be successful.
Burke has been trusted by Lennon to lead Celtic’s attack in each of his three games so far and while some fans are calling for the re-introduction of Odsonne Edouard, there’s no doubt he has the trust of the new manager.
Whether utilised as a centre-forward or a winger going forward, there’s no doubt he will continue to get plenty of first-team football and will return to West Bromwich Albion an improved and more confident player, which can only improve Celtic’s reputation as a viable loan destination.