Sources: Celtic forgotten man exciting coaches can be Lennon secret weapon
Celtic coaches are confident Patryk Klimala can explode into life next season when he is fully adjusted to the Scottish game, Football Insider understands.
The centre-forward, 21, has made just four appearances since his £3.5million January arrival and none at all since 9 February.
A Celtic source has told Football Insider that Neil Lennon and his staff have been encouraged by Klimala’s impact behind the scenes and are convinced he will have a big role to play when he has properly settled in.
They have seen encouraging signs in training sessions at Lennoxtown that Klimala can be a regular matchwinner next season.
This campaign may prove too late for the Poland Under-21 international to fully fire, even if the SPL does resume, which appears unlikely after the Scottish Championship, Leagues One and Two all ended prematurely.
Klimala has been a virtual forgotten man since he was initially given a run of games by Lennon following his move from Polish top-tier side Jagiellonia Bialystok.
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He made four appearances in late January and early February, including a start in the 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Clyde that saw him register his first assist in a Hoops shirt.
Klimala was subsequently ignored by Lennon as Odsonne Edouard and the revitalised Leigh Griffiths spearheaded the team’s assault on a ninth consecutive title.
He is likely to bide his time but there is great uncertainty over the future of prize asset Edouard going into the summer window.
Klimala signed for Celtic after scoring seven league goals in 17 matches in Poland in the first half of the campaign.
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