Date: 5th August 2018 at 11:37pm
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Celtic kicked off their Scottish Premiership defence with a solid win over Livingston on Saturday afternoon, emerging as 3-1 victors at Celtic Park.

With the club primarily focused on qualifying for the UEFA Champions League this summer, these early league fixtures could be seen by some as a bit of a distraction, but Brendan Rodgers named a strong eleven for the match against Kenny Miller’s side.

One of the changes he did make was bringing Jonny Hayes back into the side as a replacement for Kieran Tierney, who was rested.

The Irishman was making his first competitive appearance for the club since breaking his leg against Dundee last December.

His fine cross broke the deadlock minutes into the match, finding Tom Rogic who netted a rare header.

Given his lengthy absence and the fact he was tasked with producing a more defensive minded performance than he is used to, he can be happy with his display before eventually being substituted off an hour in.

Many fans certainly were, taking to to Twitter this weekend to share their thoughts on his return…

What did you make of Jonny Hayes’ performance on Saturday? Let us know in the comments…

 

One Reply to “‘Looking good’ – These Celtic fans were encouraged by performance of fringe player on flag day”

  • I coud not believe that some Celtic fans thought Jonny Hayes had a bad game yesterday ! How stupid are you guys ! Thank God we have someone who actually knows about football in charge of the club. I despair at some of the negative stuff that people put out there. I have a simple bit of advice to the death eaters, get F==k away from my club. You are nothing but a drag on our success. If you cannot enjoy what is happening just now then lock yourself in a F==king cupboard come game time and do not dare to come near the park as you are helping the opposition ! If you love your club then do not pull us down. Read Brendan’s book on how negativity affects the players ! I would rather have 30,000 positive supporters than a full house containing one negative B——. Get a grip and support your club. If you want to mouth off then go see the local basketball team and stop holding back the best team in the world bar none !

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