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LENNY HAILS ‘FORGOTTEN BHOYS’

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PATRYK KLIMALA and Ismaila Soro cost a joint £5.5million when they arrived at Celtic in January.

However, they were the Hoops’ ‘Forgotten Bhoys’  as Neil Lennon led the champions to a ninth successive title triumph.

Polish striker Klimala, who cost £3.5million, started only one game, made three substitute appearances and is still waiting for this first goal for the club. Ivorian defensive midfielder Soro, who arrived in a £2million switch from his Israeli club, didn’t even get the chance to step onto the pitch as the campaign came to a premature end in  mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

However, Lennon  is delighted at the way the players are starting to gel with the rest of the group as he prepares his squad for the new campaign at the exclusive training centre at Loughborough.

SCARF ACE…Ismaila Soro is still waiting to make his debut.

The Irishman, speaking to Celtic TV, admitted: “They’ve started to really integrate well and we are delighted with both of them.

“It was short a turnaround for them when they came in January, but they have had a good pre-season.

“It’s the same with Christopher Jullien, this is his first proper pre-season with us and likewise with Boli Bolingoli. Moi Elyounoussi, as well. Hopefully, all these guys will get the benefit of that.

“They are quality players who are part of the preparations, getting their fitness and physical development and the sort of team bonding we are doing.

“But there have not been too many changes and that is important for us going forward.”

 
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