Celtic boss Neil Lennon opens up on Boli Bolingoli status

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has opened up on Boli Bolingoli who has not been featured in the first team since the winter break when the Bhoys won 3-0 against Clyde in the Scottish Cup, as per Daily Record

The Hoops boss admitted the Belgian footballer faces a difficult task to re-establish himself in the first team. 

The 24-year-old arrived at Celtic Park in 2019 and has so far made 28 appearances with 4 assists to his name. 

Lennon conceded that it would be tough for Bolingoli to return to the side with his current team playing so well. 

He said:

“He is in and around it but the team is playing well so it’s been difficult for him to break back through.

“He’s still in my thoughts for between now and the end of the season.”

The former Club Brugge player has lost his place to Greg Taylor who arrived in the summer from Kilmarnock. 

The Scotland international has made 16 appearances for the Bhoys so far with five assists to his name. 

Taylor is flying high at the moment but the left-back knows a dip in performance could see him sidelined for another player. 

Lennon added:

“You can’t afford to take your foot off the pedal at a club this size,”

“You have to put on a performance every week.

“We beat St Mirren on Saturday and now we want to get a positive result at Rangers.

“It doesn’t matter what the lead is. It’s the next game and that means it’s the most important.

“We are aware there is added impetus because of the size of the fixture but that’s a challenge we are all looking forward to.

“It’s another big game for us hopefully to go and get a result it.

“I haven’t played for Celtic against Rangers yet.

“I managed to pick a few points up against Rangers with Kilmarnock but that means nothing now.

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