Date: 9th March 2019 at 9:30am
Written by:

Neil Lennon has stated he would be perfectly happy turning to forgotten Celtic defender Marvin Compper in the tail-end of the season, impressed by his attitude since joining the club as manager last week.

The German was a signing in the 2018 January transfer window, arriving from RB Leipzig, but has since made just one appearance in the senior team.

Seen as one of the biggest transfer flops at the Hoops in recent times, some fans had resigned themselves to never seeing the centre-back ever make more appearances for the club.

Lennon though would not be fazed by using him.

Asked if it was a possibility he may play by The Scottish Sun, the Celtic boss said:

He could, yeah. He played a development game on Tuesday and I went to see it. His attitude was excellent.

Scott Allan played as well, and [Vakoun Issouf] Bayo. I was really pleased with what I saw from the senior boys as well as the younger players.

At the minute, with the squad being stretched with injuries, it’s good to have bodies and those guys are getting a little bit of match fitness.

He’s training with the first-team squad and he’s keeping himself ticking over with match fitness with the development team.

If called upon he’ll be ready, fitness-wise anyway.

It would certainly be interesting to see Lennon bring Compper in from the cold after being shunned for so long by Brendan Rodgers.

Did the former Celtic boss simply not rate him, given Lennon is adamant he is ready to play from a fitness perspective?

We may never get to the bottom of the circumstances regarding his signing, but if we could at least get some sort of playing value out of him, fans would feel a lot better about the deal.

With over a year left on his current contract at the Hoops, Compper’s Celtic career may not be over quite yet.

 

Your Comment