Kris Ajer has suggested that he was the wrong person for the Man of the Match award against Kilmarnock!
Switched over to right-back, Ajer never put a foot wrong defensively and showed some neat touches pushing forward with step-overs and other moves against the Killie defence.
It was a rare clean sheet for Neil Lennon to analysis with the official MotM feeling that one of his team-mates was more worthy of the honour.
Today, I think it’s the wrong man of the match. Today, Duffer deserved it. He’s been through a lot and the way he’s been in the dressing room and the way he performed today, I’m so delighted for him. So today I will give it to him.
Two wins over Lille and Kilmarnock has given fresh direction to Celtic’s season although their title hopes remain fragile at best, dependent on avoiding defeat at Ibrox in three weeks’ time while winning every other match.
Until the Lille match it seemed that whatever combination that was selected in central defence was doomed to fail with a lack of protection all around.
Ismaila Soro has provided extra protection at the back with Ajer more inclined to tuck in than charge forward into the opposition penalty box.
With a week to prepare for the Scottish Cup Final against Hearts it is hard to justify making any changes to the new look and fresh dynamic shown in the last two matches.