By Harry Sykes
Jonny Hayes was recalled to the Celtic league starting line-up for their 1-0 Scottish Premiership win over Partick Thistle on Friday night – and fans took to Twitter to deliver critical verdicts on his display.
Hayes had been omitted from the Hoops team for their opening day 4-1 win against Hearts at Parkhead last week.
But he was given the nod to start in the second match away at Partick as Olivier Ntcham scored the game’s only goal with a volley deflected off captain Scott Brown.
With James Forrest used as a false nine after getting the nod to lead the line ahead of Leigh Griffiths, Hayes was deployed in his favourite winger role.
The summer signing from Aberdeen played 62 minutes before making way for Griffiths, who had been surprisingly left on the bench.
Celtic fans were unforgiving about the performance of Hayes as they made their feelings known on social media.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
both were poor. Hayes awful. Sinclair very poor.
— Limp Meister (@LimpMeister) August 11, 2017
You can’t compare Hayes at Aberdeen and Sinclair at Celtic as teams set up differently against both. When you have 9 behind ball it’s harder
— Steven (@Beaumontbhoy) August 12, 2017
Few games. Hayes is getting it and I can see him being the new whipping boy after 4 starts in a Celtic jersey! It’s embarrassing to see that
— Scott Fulton (@MrCrowleyoto) August 12, 2017
Hayes isn’t adjusting, that’s the point. Didn’t beat his man, make a killer pass, put in a good cross or have a shot. Never Celtic class.
— Cal MacKenzie (@kombuchis_clay) August 12, 2017
Wonder if Celtic still have the receipt for Johnny Hayes?
— Kenny Campbell (@kenny_campbell) August 11, 2017
Am saying it Jonny Hayes isny Celtic quality
— Kieran byrne (@kieranbyrne81) August 11, 2017
— Brian McNally (@McNallyMirror) August 11, 2017
Hayes not Celtic class
— Mark (@mark_nolan15) August 11, 2017
In other Celtic transfer news, Football Insider has revealed the Hoops are in the hunt to sign a dazzling attacking midfielder as late window interest to reach fever pitch.