Celtic fans push for permanent Benkovic move after dominant Europa display

Fixture In Focus banner Richard Lee

Loads of Celtic fans have been giving their verdict on Thursday’s win in Norway, and they’re absolutely delighted with the form of Filip Benkovic.

Celtic looked to be heading into the season drastically short of options at the back, with Dedryck Boyata refusing to play and Jack Hendry enduring an awful spell of form.

The late loan signing of Benkovic and resurgence of Boyata has given Brendan Rodgers a clear first-choice pairing though, and the Leicester loanee was phenomenal again on Thursday.

The Bhoys kept their European dreams alive with a 1-0 win over Rosenborg courtesy of Scott Sinclair’s first half header, but Benkovic was the star of the show.

He is only 21, but the 6 ft 4 in youngster looked like a man amongst boys if truth be told, completing 93 per cent of his passing, winning four aerial duels and making four interceptions along with six clearances.

Fans are desperate for Rodgers to make his loan move a permanent one after yet another dominant display, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…