Unique Angle – “Bosun Lawal and Ben Summers were terrific,” Stephen McManus

Here’s the third of the three Unique Angle videos from Celtic TV from the action over the weekend. We’ve already reported on the 5-1 Scottish Cup win at Celtic Park over St Mirren for Ange Postecoglou’s side and also Fran Alonso’s Celtic FC Women’s 5-0 away win over Boroughmuir Thistle in the Women’s Scottish Cup in Edinburgh yesterday lunchtime which ended in a comfortable 5-0 win for the Ghirls.

The Celtic B Team, after their disappointing result in midweek against Stirling University at Forth Bank (the young Hoops were missing none players through injury), looked to have had an even more difficult away challenge against Bo’Ness on Saturday afternoon but both Stephen McManus and Darren O’Dea will have been delighted with the response and the three classy goals scored by Celtic’s young-guns.

Speaking after the match, co-manager Stephen McManus was full of praise for the Celtic B Team. Speaking to the official Celtic FC website he said: “I thought the performance was excellent. We moved the ball quickly and attacked the game with real aggression.

“It’s a difficult place to go and the environment is a bit more hostile than the boys are used to, but they stuck to our principles.

“They dominated the ball in possession and their reaction to losing the ball was brilliant. The whole team’s attitude was first class.

“Bosun Lawal and Ben Summers were terrific, you can see the benefit of them training with the first team more often.”

Next up for the Celtic B Team is a Glasgow cup match against Partick Thistle tomorrow night.

“It brings more games and different challenges for the boys to face,” McManus said.“We’re starting to get a few more boys back from injury with Dane Murray hopefully re-joining the group in the next couple of weeks, and Adam Brooks and Rocco Vata also not too far away.

“The Glasgow Cup will give these boys more games to come in and play and I’ve no doubt they’ll go well.”

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