ANGE POSTECOGLOU managed his first game as Celtic manager on Wednesday afternoon and after a slow start, the bhoys gave him a 3-1 win.

It was a day to use as much of the squad as possible and for young players to show their worth and some of them impressed.

Owen Moffat was a stand out, scoring the second goal of the game for Celtic and generally being very positive in possession.

Liam Shaw had a good debut and was solid in the midfield.

Captain Albian Ajeti got the equaliser and showed his lethal touch in the final third; a sign of things to come?

Speaking to CelticTV after the game, the new manager was delighted with the response after going a goal behind early on.

“To be fair they worked hard, we didn’t have a great start to the game.

“We took a while to get into it, we had a solid session yesterday and the boys probably felt it a little bit.

“But we grew into the game and to their credit I thought the better part of the first half and then definitely the second half we played some decent stuff and scored a couple of good goals and finished strongly.

“We’ve been working hard in training and part of it is that we want to make sure we continue to play at a certain tempo for the whole game, we don’t drop off.

“That’s why we’re working hard and I thought second half we maintained that and got our rewards in the end with Albi and Moff scoring a good goal.

“Aside from that it was good to see the young boys, because it would have been very easy for them after the start we had to go into their shells and not be as positive but they reacted really well and that’s a good sign.

“There’s nothing wrong with winning, and particularly in the manner we did because we didn’t start well, we didn’t play well and we go a goal down.

“But it kind of shows you that there’s a bit of spirit within the boys that they weren’t prepared to accept that, which is a positive sign.”

We’re still no further forward on who will be in goals for Celtic next season. Barkas and Bain both got 45 minutes. Barkas conceded the early goal but Bain wasn’t really tested when he came on.

Hopefully, the manager has an idea of where he wants to go in that regard.

Celtic play Charlton next on Saturday which will also be on the Celtic Pass.



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