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Never seen anything like it in my life- new tricks for 34-year-old Celt

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Joe Hart did take something worthwhile from yesterday’s defeat at Livingston- the passion of the Celtic away support.

After 18 months of watching, and often suffering through streams, the away support was mustered into action for the relatively short journey to Livingston.

Seven thousand fans looked forward to it as if it was a return to the glory days of the Nou Camp or San Siro with some autumn sunshine thrown in as a bonus for the trip to West Lothian.

The 90 minutes that followed left a lot of concerns and questions but speaking to the Celtic website it was a whole new experience for the former Manchester City and England keeper:

We got punished by a good goal. It’s a tough one to take because we are all trying to do something for this club.

We had three quarters of the stadium for an away game and I have never seen that before in my life. It’s a great occasion to play in, a huge club to play for, and it’s not through lack of effort.

Football is one of those games and one of the reasons we love it, unfortunately, is because of results like this.

Hart was one of the few Celtic players to emerge from the match with credit, pulling off two great saves as Livingston made maximum efficiency out of their opportunities around goal.

Celtic are still waiting for details about the allocation for their next away day, at Aberdeen three days after hosting Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League.

Hart appears to have settled into his new surroundings with ease but a constantly changing defence is making life difficult with four players used at left-back in the last three matches.

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