NEIL LENNON believes £10million new Bhoys Christopher Jullien and Boli Bolingoli will learn from their Celtic experiences over the last four days.
The French centre-half, the Hoops’ most expensive defender at £7million from Toulouse, and the Belgian left-back, who arrived with a £3million price tag from Rapid Vienna, were left on the substitutes’ bench as the club toppled out of the Champions League against Cluj on Tuesday night at a stunned Parkhead.
However, both were recalled yesterday to take their place in the leaky rearguard that had conceded six goals in two games against Motherwell and the Romanians.
Jullien struggled for a chunk of the 2-1 extra-time League Cup win over Dunfermline and also presented the Championship side with an opening to take the lead with a woeful passback in the first-half while the score stood at 0-0. Luckily for the towering back-four performer, Fife striker Kevin Nisbet screwed his shot wide of the upright when he only had Craig Gordon to beat.
ON THE RUN…Boli Bolingoli in action.
Bolingoli tried hard to please with his sorties up the left flank, but contributed little in attempting to prise open a stubborn visitors’ defence.
Lennon, speaking to the Sunday Mail, said: “They did fine after a shaky start. They came on to a good match as it went on.
“That will do them the world of good, in terms of their character, not just their footballing ability.
“They’ve seen it all now, great nights and frustrating ones. It’s part of adapting to life in Glasgow.”