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Celtic midfielder David Turnbull has told The Glasgow Evening Times that former manager Neil Lennon got it wrong with his “lacking bravery” comments about the players.

Following Celtic’s match against Ross County in the Scottish Premiership last weekend, Lennon – then in charge of the Hoops – claimed that the players were “weak” and “lacking bravery”, as reported in The Glasgow Evening Times.

Lennon, who resigned earlier in the week, was not happy that the players had failed to clear a Harry Paton free-kick into their penalty box in the second half.

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The then Celtic manager was far from impressed that none of his players blocked Jordan White before the County striker headed in.

Celtic midfielder Turnbull – who cost the defending Scottish Premiership champions £3 million in transfer fees when they signed him from Motherwell in the summer of 2020, as reported by The Daily Record – does not think that Lennon was right.

The 21-year0old told The Glasgow Evening Times: ”Maybe one or two players switched off at the moment Neil was speaking about, but I would not say there is a lack of bravery. I wouldn’t say that.

“The result last weekend did hurt a little. Looking forward it is just has to be game at a time and we will hopefully do the business.”

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David Turnbull Stats

According to WhoScored, Turnbull has made 18 starts and six substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership for Celtic so far this season, scoring six goals and providing five assists in the process.

The midfielder also scored one goal and provided one assist in one Europa League appearance for the Hoops this campaign, according to WhoScored.