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HOOPS KIDS’ DOUBLE BOOST

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CELTIC double-act David Turnbull and Patryk Klimala warmed up for the weekend trip to Ross County with impressive displays for their countries last night.

The midfielder, who has just arrived in a £3.25million move from Motherwell, played for an hour in Scotland Under-21s’ 1-0 win in Lithuania.

Striker Klimala, signed in January for £3.5million, performed for the entire game in Poland’s 1-0 home victory over Russia.

It was perfect preparation for the Hoops’ trip to Dingwall on Saturday where Neil Lennon knows three points are an absolute must in the historic quest for 10 in a row.

Turnbull put in an excellent shift as a stunning 82nd-minute goal from his former Fir Park team-mate Allan Campbell gave the young Scots a well-earned and hard-fought victory over tough opponents to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the European Under-21 Championships.

Scot Gemmill’s side, with Hoops starlet Ross Doohan in goal, now move up to third, four points behind Group 4 leaders Czech Republic, having played a game fewer. Turnbull is hoping to play his part when they face the Czechs in their next game at Tynecastle on October 9.

Klimala, meanwhile, has had a solid week with Poland, scoring in a 6-0 win away to Estonia and now overcoming Russia to move onto 16 points after seven qualifying matches.

 
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