It was just his third start but already Ismaila Soro is a growing influence on the Celtic side, in tandem with David Turnbull.
The former Motherwell man has started in the three home matches that the Ivorian has with the hoops winning all three.
Soro lies very deep in midfield, often dropping back into defence but when he gets the ball he moves it swiftly and covers plenty of ground for the full 90 minutes and more if required.
With Scott Brown injured following the Scottish up Final win at the weekend there was little doubt that Soro would go back into tonight’s math after his 15 minute appearance at Hampden.
The interesting decision lies down the road when the skipper is fit and available and a choice has to be made between Brown and the new kid on the block.
Turnbull n soro standouts again
— declan gallagher (@Declangal1888) December 23, 2020
Soro , not flash or flamboyant, just a solid professional performance
— TONY CARROLL (@papatony7) December 23, 2020
Give me Soro everyday of the week what a hero gets you buzzing everytime you look at him ?
— MartinMcGuire ? (@MartinMcGuire91) December 23, 2020
— Keith Montrell (@ShamieFella) December 23, 2020
Thought that was much better from us. Agree far from our free flowing form of last season but signs are there. Lot of positives to take from that. Soro was excellent, always plays forward, sharp into feet, love that. Balls that Turnbull, Christie, Griff and Eddy can work with.
— Seanbhoy (@SeanDiver6) December 23, 2020
Solid Performance from Celtic tonight without being brilliant, looks like lessons starting to be learned not giving stupid fouls away (I counted one) Soro has to be a starter and Turnbull great yet again.
— Kevin McLaughlin (@kevinmcl29) December 23, 2020
Soro is growing in confidence. I like the look of him, he could really blossom at Celtic, same goes for Turnbull. As for Griff what more can you say about the guy? Great goal again. One player who is starting to frustrate me is Laxalt, I’m not seeing what he brings to the party.
— 3rdFrame (@The3rdFrame) December 23, 2020