February 29, 2024


All the development to the enormous opening shot in Celtic’s down against Kilmarnock encompassed whether Brendan Rodgers would take a chance with Cameron Carter-Vickers on the Rugby Park pitch

The American protector was taken off against Hibs on Wednesday night as a safeguard after Carter-Vickers felt his hamstring straighten out in the primary half.

Cameron Carter-Vickers
Cameron Carter-Vickers

Rodgers chose not to gamble with the 25-year-old and selected, all things considered, to play Nat Phillips. Also, that would have been music to Derek McInnes‘ ears as indicated by BBC savant, Stephen McGinn.

The Falkirk skipper was on punditry obligation this end of the week when he said that having played for McInnes previously, he realize that he would have berated his players before kick to target Phillips.

McGinn said [BBC Sportsound], “Before the game in any event, when the group setup comes in and Carter-Vickers doesn’t play and it’s Nat Phillips, I’ve been in the changing area and I’ve played under Derek McInnes they will have zeroed in on that.

“Proceed to make him shield, he’s not used to playing and he’s not been playing and he is looking somewhat awkward. Go cause him to guard and how about we get after them.

“At halftime, despite their 1-0 deficit, there were sufficient warnings and signs for Celtic to instill confidence in Kilmarnock.”


It turned out to be true as well. The on-credit Celtic safeguard made some blistering memories against the Killie frontmen as he looked shy of speed and out of thoughts on the most proficient method to manage the danger of Danny Armstrong and Darius Vassell.

Named by Rodgers as an in the final part, player, Phillips is probably going to get back to Liverpool when his ongoing credit bargain terminates toward the finish of this current month. Particularly subsequent to being viewed as needing against Hibs midweek.

I think any reasonable person would agree that after eight appearances, the promotion that encompassed the catch of the 26-year-old neglected to satisfy its hopes.

Following Celtic’s defeat to Kilmarnock yesterday, a slew of stories, headlines, and combinations appeared. In any case, I wasn’t.

After Celtic’s loss to Kilmarnock yesterday, numerous stories, headlines, and combinations emerged. In any case, I truly wasn’t anticipating that this one should tell the truth

Yet again as Brendan Rodgers’ side permitted Officers to close the hole at the highest point of the Scottish Prevalence, center went forcefully onto the nature of the Celtic crew as another horrible showing encapsulated how the Loops have been playing throughout recent weeks.

With the Celtic director persistently saying he really wants to add quality to his crew, writer Bill Leckie, has said that Rodgers ought to be taking a gander at Danny Armstrong after the 26-year-old’s noteworthy presentation against his side yesterday.

Leckie said [The Scottish Sun], “How is it that you could watch Danny Armstrong and Matt Kennedy, two appropriate antiquated wingers, and not will them to get a few compensation for their touch and speed and development?

“Armstrong specifically is a right decent administrator. He makes, he scores, he motivates, he even has the reward ability of having the option to toss a ball most of the way to Alloway.

“No one is going to say to me that he wouldn’t have brought more to Celtic yesterday than Palma, Oh, or Yang did.

“No one is going to tell me that he isn’t worth a bet by one of our top two clubs,” the player asserts.

Where to try and begin with this one yet we should try it out.

Celtic's loss to Kilmarnock
Celtic’s loss to Kilmarnock
Danny Armstrong isn’t adequate to play for Celtic

With the best of regard to Armstrong, a monstrous contrast between is having the option to turn in one of his exhibitions yesterday for Kilmarnock to doing it each and every week for Celtic.

because that is to be anticipated. Consistency and the capacity to transform a game into a success consistently. That is the strain of playing for Celtic. Not doing it now and again for Kilmarnock.

In 206 profession appearances spreading over right around ten seasons, Armstrong has scored 39 objectives and made 37. To place that into viewpoint, in two seasons at Celtic, Jota scored 28 and made 26. [ Transfermarkt]

That is the degree of player Celtic need. That is the thing Brendan Rodgers ought to focus as he searches for that ‘quality’ that he discusses almost week in, week out.

David Turnbull
David Turnbull
So if it’s not too much trouble, we should leave discuss marking players who, albeit awesome in the SPFL, are not even close to the standard that is expected to work on Celtic.

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