Celtic ran Aberdeen all over the park on Saturday and somehow only managed to win the SPFL clash by a single goal. The bhoys really should have scored a minimum of three goals on the day. Aberdeen had one chance and scored from it – a set-piece.
One player who was looking for the final whistle early on was Shay Logan. The hapless defender had a nightmare with James Forrest and Bolingoli running at him in the first half. It did not get any easier in the second half either when Mikey Johnston came on and hit the turbo boost button every time he got on the ball.
I know Celtic still have to get past a St. Mirren team during the week before they see out the year with a home derby but, the question is puzzling me now. Who should Lennon put up against Tavernier next Sunday?
The Gers captain is a major weak link in the team, it’s amazing they would give him the armband and it is perplexing the way the media portray him as some kind of leader. But enough about them. Lennon has three choices – and three very good choices from what I can see.
There’s no Elyounoussi for Celtic until next year leaving Forrest or Johnston. James has done admirably on the left but there’s no denying he is better on the right hand side. Could this leave the door open for Mikey to get the nod?
Injury has unfortunately stopped the incredible run of form that Elyounoussi was on, he has proved he is a match-winner in the big games and is a loss to the side.
James Forrest is involved at some point in almost every goal Celtic score in but out of the three options I’d prefer to see Forrest playing in his natural position along with Ryan Christie.
Mikey Johnston looks like every defender’s nightmare, his pace could only be second to Frimpong’s but he has the bag of tricks to match too. Mikey clearly still has a bit to learn but there is no way on earth the sluggish Rangers defenders want a foot race with this kid.
What a great problem for Neil Lennon to have, it is too bad the right-wing doesn’t pose the same problems but maybe that is something the management will fix in January. What might determine the managers thinking more could be him not wanting to leave Ntcham out of the team.
So, who would you give the nod to?