Turnbull backs inexperienced Bhoys

27 July 2021 19:52:48 GMTPlus10
Celtic are in Denmark on Wednesday.

David Turnbull believes Celtic's fearless young players can help them seal qualification on their Champions League trip to Midtjylland on Wednesday.

The Bhoys head to Denmark after drawing 1-1 in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie and they are 2.80 to beat their 2.45 hosts in 90 minutes with the draw at 3.30.

Home hopes dashed

The home leg at Celtic Park was the Glasgow giants' first competitive fixture under former Australia national team manager Ange Postecoglou and they made a strong start, taking a first-half lead through new signing Liel Abada.

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Both teams were reduced to ten men before Midtjylland equalised to leave the tie finely balanced going into Wednesday's second leg.

Hit for six by Hammers

Celtic were outclassed by Premier League side West Ham in a weekend friendly, losing 6-2 to the Hammers, and they will be without Nir Bitton, who is suspended following his red card in the first leg.

Israeli teenager Abada was one of a number of young players selected by Postecoglou for last week's clash with the Danes and former Motherwell midfielder Turnbull expects the inexperienced Bhoys to rise to the occasion.

Confidence remains high

In an interview with the official club website, Turnbull said: "We got a good result in the first game and we're looking to show the kind of form we showed in midweek in the return game.

"When you're younger it's about having no fear and just playing with freedom. We have faith in those boys 100 per cent. Stephen Welsh played most of last season and did really well every time he came in and big Dane Murray came in last week and did very well also."

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