CHRIS SUTTON insists his old mate Neil Lennon must show faith with three of the youngster who performed in the 3-2 victory over Lille last night.

With Celtic already out of the Europa League after a wretched campaign, the Hoops boss took the opportunity to give a first-team debut to keeper Conor Hazard while £4.5million Vasilis Barkas and Scott Bain have both failed to convince since the start of the campaign.

All-action Ivorian anchorman Ismaila Soro, bought in a £2million deal back in January, took over Scott Brown’s role with the skipper on the substitutes’ bench.

With Ryan Christie, who has struggled for consistency, suspended for the game, David Turnbull was given only his second start since his £2.5million summer arrival from Motherwell.

One-time Hoops hitman Sutton, now a top media pundit, was sufficiently impressed by the three new Bhoys that he now believes they MUST play in the vital Premiership encounter at Parkhead on Sunday where a win is a priority with the champions trailing 13 points behind Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side although they have two games in hand.

Turnbull swung in the inviting corner-kick for Christopher Jullien to head the opener, he was involved in the penalty-kick that was slotted in fine style by captain-for-the-night Callum McGregor and he whipped in the winner with 15 minutes to go.

Sutton, speaking to BT Sport, said: “Turnbull simply has to play against Kilmarnock at the weekend.

“How can you drop him? How can you drop Soro? That was the whole point of giving them the opportunity. They have taken it. They are undroppable.

“Hazard has to play. He didn’t do anything wrong. The other goalkeepers have had a nightmare this season. Keep him in.”


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