Celtic manager Neil Lennon has a selection decision at right-back for the League Cup final against Rangers this weekend. Hatem Abd Elhamed is a doubt for the game so the Hoops boss will likely choose between Moritz Bauer and Jeremie Frimpong.
The 18-year-old has been a revelation since making his debut against Partick Thistle in the Betfred Cup in September, and supporters on Twitter are backing the Dutchman to be handed a start at Hampden Park:
Frimpers will do the business
— CeltiCRa8⭐️-IAR🍀 (@CeltiCRab19671) December 6, 2019
Young Frimpong all the way he will relish the challenge with his talent and enthusiasm
— patrick hobbin (@bowhillpat) December 6, 2019
The wee man hasn't been bad at all at the back. His energy going forward is electric! All we have to do is score more than them and he gives us the best possible chance of that. HH
— Malley (@malleyd67) December 6, 2019
Best form of defence is to attack. Get Frimpong in there.
— stephen hamill (@shamill101) December 6, 2019
We need to play Frimpong he's more of a asset going forward than Bauer.
— 🏴TOPPS🇮🇪 (@DuncanTopping) December 6, 2019
Got the pace to recover if up against Kent
— Martin Clark (@MartinC23269240) December 6, 2019
He is a complete and utter nuisance for the opposition.. play him 👏👏👏😉😉☘
— Babs McMahon 💞💚💕💚 (@BarbaraMcMahon8) December 6, 2019
Wee man is ready, it’s because he has done so well getting forward, people forget he is a decent wee tackler, only issue is aerially but we have men to cover that.
— shambles (@keithcampbell79) December 6, 2019
If it is between Bauer and Frimpong I'd go with Frimpong. He is full of confidence
— Luc Waardenburg (@lucwaardenburg) December 6, 2019
100% has to be the young lad, it’s sets the tempo from the start! Have to get at them straight away
— scott chalmers-bolingoli (@ascotinlondon) December 6, 2019
It would be a big call to start Frimpong, but Lennon’s decision to pick Bauer in the 2-1 win over Hamilton, and rest the teenager, on Wednesday night does suggest the young fullback is in line to play.
The Dutch Under 20 international has had a rapid rise to prominence following his move from Manchester City in the summer, but he has shown no signs of nerves when given his chance to play so Lennon may well hand him a start on Sunday.