Defender Filip Benkovic made his debut for Celtic on Friday night and fans appear to be split on how good he looked in his first outing.
The Hoops drew 0-0 away to St Mirren, failing to capitalise on the impressive win over Rangers at Celtic Park before the international break.
It was a frustrating evening for Brendan Rodgers’ side, going down to ten men in the first half after Olivier Ntcham was sent off after receiving a second yellow card.
The Celtic boss decided to start with three central defenders at the back, handing Filip Benkovic his debut after making the switch from Leicester City on a season-long loan.
While the clean sheet was kept, it did look a less than convincing set-up in the first half, with the home side enjoying the majority of attacking chances.
Benkovic looked fairly comfortable though, before eventually being taken off for striker Leigh Griffiths after an hour, with Rodgers looking for the crucial goal.
Many supporters seemed pretty pleased with his first hour in the Hoops…
Celtic better in this half….I really like the look of Benkovic…Big Eddy seems to have lost the ability to beat a men…have said this a million times, he's not as good with his back to goal..unlike Dembele. much better running at the right back…
— ByTheMinute Celtic (@ByTheMinCeltic) September 14, 2018
On the plus side Benkovic looks like he can pick a nice pass out from defence.
— Celtic Wiki (@TheCelticWiki) September 14, 2018
Thought Benkovic done well 👍🍀
— Mark James (@nwUknowIknowUnw) September 14, 2018
Game was shite…..but Benkovic is a pler
— Robert Paterson⭐ (@madbhoab) September 14, 2018
Absoutely strolled it, looks obviously class. Tough on Ajer, but I'd go 4-4-2 with Boyata and Benkovic as CB's. Ajer is one for the future and on a long contract, so he has plenty of time to develop (and he will).
— McKenzie (@Boaby_Wan) September 15, 2018
While others are expecting more from the summer signing…
Benkovic? Not overly impressed on what I saw there. Expect and hope for a lot more in the weeks to come
— baldymeister (@donnelly7588) September 14, 2018
— Conor (@Conor_Spence67) September 14, 2018
Was that Benkovic or Josh Thompson the night
— Jay Kyle (@JayKyle_) September 14, 2018
He was a bit of a panic, last minute signing. So no real surprise tbh. I hope he turns good & proves me wrong though but I have my doubts.
— The Coyne Bot #DissolveTheUnion (@JohnCoy29071630) September 14, 2018
— Scott Dair (@Scott_Dair) September 14, 2018