A week is a long time in football, with many wanting to focus on the negatives surrounding the clubs and quite frankly I’m astonished that there is any. I would like to sing the praises of young Kristoffer Ajer.
With two defenders out injured, the young Norweigan was brought into the side to face Rosenborg, and his performance could be described as mature and professional.
The bhoy, who came in as a midfielder has found himself in the backline since coming to Scotland and did so for Kilmarnock last season.
Football can always offer a good player an opportunity, and Ajer’s came last night, and on the night he did his reputation no harm whatsoever.
Before you think I’m getting too giddy about our young prospect, I do understand we were playing against a very defensive Rosenborg side, and there will be tougher opposition throughout the season, it’s a good start at least.
Brendan Rodgers is keeping his cards close to his chest regarding the player, obviously, the player was on the field out of necessity last night, and Rodgers did this last season with young Eoghan O’Connell who also came in and did a decent job. However, the manager didn’t see anything in the Irishman past that and has since been sold to Bury.
It will be up to Ajer to prove in the coming months that he is up to the task and could be a great squad player throughout the season. The alternative is another loan, but I hope we hold onto him.