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Julien Baudet Celtic newsFrenchman Julien Baudet played the full 90 minutes tonight as a Celtic XI beat Shamrock Rovers 2-0 tonight in Dublin.

Neil Lennon took a strong squad over to the Irish capital with Freddie Ljungberg, Efrain Juarez, Marc Crosas and Glenn Loovens all starting the match alongside youth team regulars Stephen O’Donnell, Kieran Brennan and Filip Twardzik.

Braudet has been on trial with Celtic for the last week and teamed up with Loovens in the centre of defence tonight.

The 32-year-old is vastly experienced having played for Oldham, Rotherham, Notts County and Crewe as well as Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids in the MSL.

After a goal-less first half Murphy volleyed Celtic into the lead in the 54th minute after good work by Twardzik down the right wing with fellow Irishman Graham Carey doubling the lead shortly afterwards.

CELTIC: Cervi, O’Donnell, Baudet, Loovens, Brennan: F Twardzik, Juarez, Crosas, Carey; Ljungberg, Murphy

SUBS: Robbie Thompson, Matty Hughes (Loovens 65), Callum Bagshaw (Juarez 65), Callum McGregor (Crosas 80), Patrik Twardzik (F Twardzik 65) , Liam Gormley (Ljungberg 80), Jamie Church

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4 comments

  • Billy says:

    Surely the time has not come when Celtic are recruiting players who have barely shone in the English lower leagues.

    Give youth players a chance and stop bringing in sub standard foreign trialists!

  • Joe McHugh says:

    Jamie Church, listed as a sub for the match, was the club security officer for the trip.

  • Joofyabottleditagainstbroon says:

    Is a good joiner, plumber or bricky ? FFS if Freddy wint get a game this season how will this guy ? FFS FFS FFS……….most interested in how Juarez looked or if there were any decent KIDS that we might someday pick up a develop from shamrock Rovers. Oh…I hear Dion Dublin might be lookin for a game as well as Bertie Auld and Sean Fallon

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