NEIL LENNON has intimated he’s ready to use Nir Bitton on his way to nine in a row after the player got a solid pre-season under his belt and featured as a centre back against Sarajevo.
The Israeli international was out for over ten months with an injury and came back towards the end of last season. Currently, Nir is now in the last 12 months of his contract and will be free to speak to other clubs in January.
There could be a Celtic reprieve for the player though with Neil Lennon making it very clear Nir is in his plans going forward this season.
The midfielder has become a makeshift defender and has played in that position for Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon now. It’s hard to see how he will get a game ahead of others who are currently in the team if he was to move back into midfield.
He could just be a utility man who plugs a hole in the team when injuries occur. The way Neil Lennon is talking though, the midfielder could be set for some extended game time.