Jonny Hayes came in for praise for his display in Celtic’s 5-0 win over St Johnstone.
The Irishman has had a tough time of it since his transfer from Aberdeen in the summer of 2017 with a broken leg at Christmas time in his opening season typical of his bad luck.
With ‘a million wingers’ to chose from Hayes had only started two first team games this season before being handed the left-back berth for the Scottish Cup clash with the Perth side.
— TheLostHighlander #DissolveTheUnion (@ajarnpraw) February 10, 2019
I’m currently eating humble pie
— Alan (@Alan1967) February 10, 2019
He played great today, a real hard working pro, delighted for him! ????????
— Paddybhoy (@paddybhoy2906) February 10, 2019
I agree he was great
A lot of fans think it’s cooler to be negitive and hav a scapegoat
— colum mccann (@mccanio) February 10, 2019
He was playing well before that horrible injury hopefully he kicks on now
— Michael Kelly (@Michael_Kelly67) February 10, 2019
I thought he had a cracking game today, but on top of that for me his attitude is really impressive. To be on the sidelines so much and turn up with that performance (and no spitting the dummy) is brilliant!!
— Michael McHugh (@Micker67) February 10, 2019
I thought he played well, more direct than Izzy. Not sure about Thursday though his defending will be tested, but then again so would Izzy
— Hun Hating Hombre (@MadMentalTim) February 10, 2019
Had a great game today, especially his assist for Forrest goal.
— Martin Mc1967 (@Martinmc1967) February 10, 2019
I was one of those people who had the fear when i saw the team sheet. But fair play to him. He did really well today. I’m now enjoying a large slice of humble pie!
— Jake (@Jakey0_0) February 10, 2019
Definately. Didn’t put a foot wrong today.
— Gerry McKendrick (@The__Big__Man) February 10, 2019
Adapting to the demands and expectations of playing for Celtic is a tough task for players arriving from Scottish club but yesterday it looked like Hayes could follow the example set by Stuart Armstrong and Ryan Christie.
Rather than being overwhelmed by his team-mates, yesterday Hayes looked to be inspired by those around him highlighted by his role in the third goal.
Bursting forward and cutting inside from his position on the left he managed to evade one very dangerous challenge from Liam Craig then slipped the ball into the path of James Forrest who buried a low shot into the net.