I have to admit it was a strange one at the time.
Seeing Boli Bolingoli start against Livingston when he hasn’t had a sniff of first team duties in over a year caught everyone off guard.
There is no doubt he was clearly lacking in match sharpness but having said that, he didn’t do too badly in a game where all the Celtic players huffed and puffed but couldn’t blow Livingston down.
Former Rangers player Alan Hutton seems to think that Bolingoli’s Celtic career may be over after that showing and he reckons that the Belgian hasn’t done enough to convince Ange Postecoglou to give him another chance.
Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton said, “I thought it was strange at the time, I must admit. He (Bolingoli) just kind of came from nowhere.
“Obviously Ange came out after the game and said he’d been training well and deserved an opportunity, which is fine.
“You want to have a look at all your players within the squad. He did that in the Livingston game.
“Obviously he didn’t do enough to keep his place in the manager’s eyes.
“Sometimes when you get given that opportunity from nowhere, it’s the only time you have to grasp it. Maybe he’s not done that.”
And if that is the case, how does Celtic offload him if he doesn’t get game time to put him in the shop window?
It is clear that Bolingoli doesn’t have a future at the club, but where he goes from here, only time will tell.