Celtic player ratings v Brechin: Defender 5/10 in routine win
Celtic returned to action following the winter break with a routine 5-0 victory over Brechin in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
Manager Brendan Rodgers elected to play his strong available side, with arguably only Odsonne Edouard not a first-team pick of those chosen.
The Bhoys took the lead after only two minutes, James Forrest finishing off a 21 pass move for his 13th goal of the season. Nine minutes later it was 2-0 as Scott Sinclair scored his 16th goal of the season and the game was over as a meaningful contest.
Despite lots of pressure there were no further goals until the second-half, when headers from Olivier Ntcham ad Dedryck Boyata made it 4-0.
A late Edouard strike completed the scoring.
Rodgers will be satisfied enough with the win, although he will now that tougher tests lie ahead beginning with Tuesday’s game against Partick Thistle.
Here, Football Insider rates the Bhoys out of 10 for how they played against Brechin
Click below to see how we rated Celtic’s goalkeeper and defence against Brechin…