Despite Neil Lennon leaving as Celtic boss last month, the Bhoys are the dominant team in the WhoScored.com Scottish Premiership squad of the month, an XI where league leaders Rangers have failed. no representation …
Goalkeeper: Benjamin Siegrist (Dundee United) – score of 7.38
Dundee United had a solid February, collecting seven points from five games, with goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist the first of four Tangerines players to make the WhoScored.com squad of the month. Siegrist made more saves (29) than any other Scottish Premiership goalkeeper in February and kept two clean sheets returning a score of 7.38.
Right-back: Jonjoe Kenny (Celtic) – rating 7.09
Jonjoe Kenny is launching the Bhoys contingent after earning a WhoScored.com rating of 7.09 last month. Only Rangers (2) conceded fewer goals than Celtic (3) in Scotland’s top spot in February, despite having played three games less with Kenny getting off to a good start in Glasgow life. 22 tackles and interceptions combined was the Scottish Premiership’s sixth best comeback last month.
Center-back: Stephen Welsh (Celtic) – odds of 7.23
Young Stephen Welsh initially struggled to make his way into the Celtic XI, but impressed when called upon, so much so that a WhoScored.com rating of 7.23 is enough to keep him busy. ‘one of the center-back places of the team of the month. The 21-year-old scored a decisive first league goal of his Celtic career in February, in the 2-1 win over Motherwell, while 432 precise assists were the league’s third most scoring last month.
Center-back: Ryan Edwards (Dundee United) – 7.54 rating
Ryan Edwards, the man from Dundee United, is the partner of the young Welshman in the heart of the defense. The defender scored his first and second league goals of the season in February, those coming from meetings with Motherwell and Ross County. Edwards maximized his proactive defense approach to protect Dundee United’s goal by making the second-most clears (45) to appear in the XI with a WhoScored.com rating of 7.54.
Left-back: Greg Taylor (Celtic) – score 7.13
The third Celtic man to make the cut is young fullback Greg Taylor. One of the Scotsman’s seven key passes culminated in an assist, his fifth of the season, last month as Taylor progressed well, completing six dribbles. 21 tackles and interceptions combined helped the 23-year-old achieve a WhoScored.com rating of 7.13.
Right midfielder: Liam Smith (Dundee United) – score 7.16
Dundee United’s penultimate representative, one of two assists Liam Smith has provided in the Scottish Premiership this season, came in February. Operating from right-back, Smith did all he could to keep his opponents from succeeding on his flank as no player made more tackles (18) in the Scottish Premiership last month and saw the Scotsman yield a WhoScored.com rating of 7.16.
Central midfielder: David Turnbull (Celtic) – score of 7.49
David Turnbull has proven a Motherwell-inspired signing and he made the Team of the Month with a WhoScored.com rating of 7.49. Five goals and assists combined was the division’s second-best comeback in February, with Turnbull returning a WhoScored.com score of 7.49. 15 key assists were more than any Scottish Premiership player to contribute to his selection.
Central midfielder: Scott Brown (Celtic) – score of 7.29
Celtic mainstay Scott Brown teams up with teammate Turnbull in the middle of the park for the Team of the Month. The 35-year-old may have found the playing time more difficult than usual, but his performances in February saw him secure his place in midfield with a WhoScored.com rating of 7.29. After ending January on a sour note, Brown started the month with a man of the match performance against Kilmarnock and placed third in steals (14).
Left midfielder: Scott McMann (Hamilton Academical) – score of 7.24
The only non-Celtic or Dundee United player to get the note is Hamilton Academical winger Scott McMann. The 24-year-old’s seven key assists resulted in an assist, the third of the season, in February, while 11 more tackles in his five outings helped McMann secure a WhoScored.com rating of 7.24.
Forward: Odsonne Edouard (Celtic) – score of 7.36
Rounding out the Celtic contingent, forward Odsonne Edouard, whose performance last month resulted in a WhoScored.com rating of 7.36. Edward has been directly involved in more goals (7) than any other Scottish Premiership player in February, with his seven goals over seven of the division’s 12 teams. In addition, only Tony Watt (16) completed more dribbles than Edouard (13) to cap off a beautiful month of February.
Forward: Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United) – score 7.28
Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland joins Edouard on the front row. Of the nine goals Shankland scored in the 2020/21 season, four came in February as the 25-year-old scored three and provided an assist last month. Only Edward (18) managed more shots than Shankland (17) in the Scottish Premiership in February to return a WhoScored.com rating of 7.28.