Celtic’s win against Clyde was pretty routine, despite the testing conditions, as goals from Olivier Ntcham, Scott Brown and Vakoun Bayo handed the team a 3-0 win.
However, there was another big talking point among Celtic fans outside of the strikes and progression to the next round of the Scottish FA Cup.
That is because Marian Shved actually managed to get onto the pitch, when he replaced Mohamed Elyounoussi in the 85th minute.
85′ – Third and final #CelticFC sub:
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 9, 2020
There was jubilation among some Celtic fans, as one referred to him being “released”, while another added that “finally he’s free”.
This is a player who had only played 35 minutes of football this season, across two substitute appearances, prior to the game.
He had scored during that time, bagging against Kalju Nomme, so there is a sense of optimism that the Ukraine international can help the team out if given a chance.
OH MY GOD YESSS
— (@MartinTheTim_) February 9, 2020
He’s been released
— shannon (@Shannonxmcauley) February 9, 2020
— Reece (@ReeceDurning) February 9, 2020
I’ll take it
— Ross (@ross_moran2) February 9, 2020
Finally he’s free
— thomas (@thomasg1888) February 9, 2020
However, not everyone was so happy with Lennon about the fact that he brought on the 22-year-old.
That is not because they didn’t want him on the pitch, but rather that they felt he should have been on for far longer, considering how little time he has had in general this campaign.
One fan picked up on the fact that Jonathon Hayes, who has made 22 appearances this campaign, got more substantial game time on this occasion as well.
Why did Hayes get 20 minutes? pic.twitter.com/wf9aXjhCZc
— Shaun (@TheTweetofShaun) February 9, 2020
Should’ve been done at half time
— jamie (@Lord_Bitton67) February 9, 2020
Yasssssss with all the time in the world to make an impact… oh wait
— Andrew (@EuphoriacA) February 9, 2020