He may be out of sight, out of mind but one of Brendan Rodgers last signings in the summer Yossouf Mulumbu who yesterday helped his country to qualify for the African Nations Cup.

The defensive midfielder who is out on loan at Kilmarnock was brought into Celtic during the last days of the summer window when panic set in at Celtic.

With no signings on the horizon and Scott Brown out injured, they signed the Congo midfielder on a two-year deal but he made three appearances under Rodgers before being loaned out just 6 months later.

Mulumbu has been enjoying his international break and will be delighted to help his country to the top African competition.

Speaking earlier this year, Mulumbu spoke about his frustration at Celtic.

“It was hard at Celtic,” he told The Herald. “You are going into a team which is winning every game and you see players like Ryan Chistie, who deserved to play, to get his chance.

“I was frustrated, but I was also happy for Ryan. You could say he took my spot, but he really deserved it and I just tried to stay fit.”

Mulumbu believes his Celtic career isn’t over yet and wants to come back for a second go this summer.

“I’m here for six months to help Kilmarnock and if I do every right and if we achieve something very good, I know I’ll be back at Celtic in the summer and everything can change from there.”

It would be a massive change in fortune for the 32-year-old to be given a chance by whoever is the manager come the summer. You never know though!


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