Frenchman 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