If you were to use a word to define Jonjoe Kenny’s Celtic career there would only be one conclusion; average.
The right-back has been particularly disappointing since heading to Parkhead on loan in January and he has flattered to deceive on a regular basis for the Hoops.
Kenny has been a constant let down and his defensive performances have been nothing short of dismal.
In three consecutive Old firm matches, the defender has let John Kennedy down and it’s baffling to see why the interim manager continues to place his faith in him.
In the game late in March, it was Kenny’s lacklustre back pass that led to the corner that Alfredo Morelos scored from and then he was even worse in the Scottish Cup defeat to Rangers a few weeks ago.
As Celtic fell to a 2-0 loss, it was the Everton loanee who found himself at fault on two occasions. He couldn’t get close enough to Steven Davies for the opener and then after failing to track Ryan Kent’s run for the second, diverted the ball into his own net.
Unfortunately, he was a big let down on Sunday lunchtime too.
Kenny was caught out defensively on a number of occasions and failed to provide the returning James Forrest with much support at all. He’d find the winger on the right-hand side but then leave him completely isolated, refusing to get forward and offer support.
He lost possession of the football on 21 occasions as he was given a horrible afternoon by Morelos and Ryan Kent.
The defender was dribbled past on three occasions and was forced to make two fouls during a difficult afternoon. It may have been Callum McGregor who let Celtic down by getting sent off in the first half, but Kenny did himself no favours either.
It’s thought that a fee of £10m might be needed to prise the 24-year-old away from Everton on a permanent basis. If Celtic pay that sum, however, serious questions will have to be asked of those behind the scenes.
Kenny has been a disappointment for a number of weeks now; the manager may as well search for other options in his position.