Date: 18th October 2020 at 11:03am
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Chris Sutton found himself out of step with the Celtic support when he referenced Celtic Reserves in the aftermath of yesterday’s Derby defeat. It wasn’t a line of defence that fans were interested in.

Appearing with Robbie Savage on BBC 5 Live the former hoops striker heard direct what the fans thought of the derby defeat and it wasn’t the missing players that was causing concern.

Lifeless, lacking desire/spirit/fight/determination are serious accusations to throw at professional sportsmen but it was unavoidable after yesterday’s display.

Sutton is obviously tied to his friend Neil Lennon but not blindly, the feedback that he got would be at odds with the standards that were shared in the dressing room under Martin O’Neill.

It wasn’t all sweetness and light under O’Neill, his last season was a horrible slow car crash but perhaps there were mitigating circumstances at play.

After nine successive titles, 11 trophies on the bounce there are no excuses around this season but the early season performances have been flat with many concerns realised on Derby Day.

There has been worse performances in the past, both games at Ibrox in 2018/19 come to mind but from a position of strength yesterday’s offering was very very concerning, more concerningly there is little sign that those concerns are acknowledged within the club.