Date: 11th February 2019 at 7:25am
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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.

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.