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Celtic’s Diego Laxalt let Neil Lennon down against Dundee United

It doesn’t seem to matter what Celtic do at the moment, Rangers still have the advantage.

The Hoops have now won six matches in a row in all competitions and more positive signs are starting to arise at Parkhead.

It has been a brilliant turnaround from Neil Lennon who felt the full brunt of a fan protest in Glasgow a matter of weeks ago.

Peter Lawwell came out and backed the manager, something which now looks like a wise decision. Of course, the Bhoys are still considerably off the pace in the SPFL but all they can do at the moment is win, and they’re doing that to perfection.

Since introducing Ismaila Soro and David Turnbull into the line-up, their fortunes have changed significantly but Lennon now needs to understand one thing – Diego Laxalt is a bit of a liability.

The Uruguay international was an eye-catching signing when he first arrived in Scotland. That wasn’t because of his rather intriguing hair, but because he was a fully-fledged international with experience of playing at World Cups and major tournaments.

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However, he has been nothing short of inconsistent since signing on loan from AC Milan and his performance against Dundee United on Wednesday afternoon was rather lacklustre.

Celtic may have won 3-0 but the left-back was poor, spurning possession and being caught out of position on a regular basis. If there was any weak link for Lennon, it was Laxalt.

He won just a solitary duel in the whole match, meaning he lost 83.4% of those he contested. As a result, the 27-year-old committed three fouls but somehow managed to escape a yellow card.

On top of that, the full-back lost the ball a whopping 18 times. It’s fair to say this wasn’t his best 90 minutes, as he did his utmost to look particularly uninterested.

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Laxalt did have better fortune in attack, providing one key pass, but his best moment of the match was arguably a goal-bound volley which unfortunately struck Mo Elyounoussi ferociously.

The speedy defender is competent in the final third but he is anything but in defence. This was a pretty horrific afternoon for the loanee and he will have to get better.

Laxalt betrayed Lennon today.

AND in other news, Celtic brute who faced “incredible” flak can save them MILLIONS in January…

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