The ever eventful career of Andre Blackman continued yesterday when he was red carded on his Barney debut- fortunately his new side won 4-1 with the former Celt getting a straight red in the 80th minute.
Alongside Olivier Kapo and Freddie Ljungberg Blackman was one of the strangest signings in Neil Lennon’s time in charge of Celtic.
The former Spurs and Arsenal youth team player made his debut alongside Mikael Lustig at Pittodrie in March 2012 but it’s fair to say that the careers of the new bhoys has gone off in different directions.
While Lustig has picked up six league titles and prepares for his fourth Champions League campaign Blackman’s Celtic career consisted of one start that involved an own goal and two substitute appearances followed by stops off at Inverness, Plymouth, Blackpool and Crawley before joining Barnet last week after a brief stop off in Morocco.
Speaking to the Barney website after joining the club he said: “Even in the short time I have been around the club, I’ve really enjoyed myself. I was watching the Under 18’s match this morning and I can see the philosophy and where the club is going.
“When I spoke to Rossi (manager Rossi Eames), he expressed how he wants hard work from me every single day, as a bare minimum. I’m coming here to get my head down and help the side get positive results and get up the league.”
Barnet are in ninth place in League Two with seven points from five matches.