Leading Celtic stats man clarifies remarkable David Turnbull ‘key passes’ figure

Celtic statsman Juco James has clarified the โ€˜key passesโ€™ stats that Football Wonderkids released yesterday, putting David Turnbull at the top of their list, ahead of the likes of Mason Mount of Jadon Sancho. The Huddle Breakdown podcast panelist has moved to clarify wh

The midfielder has played 29 games, scoring eight goals and notching up six assists but Football Wonderkids on Twitter, the account which monitors up-and-coming stars in the game, has detailed 76 key passes this season.

However, James has taken to Twitter to address the stats and emphasise that we shouldnโ€™t draw to heavily upon these stats as it may result in us as supporters placing unrealistic expectations upon the 21-year-old.

Juco James and guys like The Cynic have been increasing the attention to stats relating to Celtic in recent years and their outputs are fascinating. Other accounts which deliver interesting tactical and statistical output such as BhoysAnalytics have started recently and it can only be a good thing having information like this in the public domain for supporters to see the science behind the game as Celtic modernise.

Jack Lyons, formerly a scout at Celtic, started a tactical blog and was signed by Brendan Rodgers and brought with him to Leicester.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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