Celtic player ratings v Partick: 25-year-old is a miserable 4/10
By Danny Wright
Football Insider rates the Celtic players for their performances in the 1-1 draw with Partick in Glasgow on Wednesday night.
Craig Gordon 6 – The experienced goalkeeper was barely called upon by Partick, but when he had to make a save he didn’t make any mistakes and his distribution was good. There wasn’t a lot he could have done about the goal.
Mikael Lustig 6 – Partick rarely threatened and when they did, Lustig was always on hand. He looked composed on the ball and moved the ball with relative ease to the midfield.
Jozo Simunovic 7 – As with Dedryck Boyata on Sunday, Simunovic had to babysit an underperforming backline. He looked the most assured of the bunch and made a brilliant last-ditch challenge to stop Partick taking the lead.
Erik Sviatchenko 4 – The 25-year-old missed the win at Hearts on Sunday through illness and really didn’t look as though he was fully fit on Wednesday. Rodgers needs to have a word with the Dane because his performances lately have been getting worse.
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Cristian Gamboa 7 – Got forward into the box and caused problems to Partick. The ex-West Brom player hasn’t featured much recently but looked full of life playing in the wing-back role.
Emilio Izaguirre 7 – On his return to the side, Izaguirre looked like one of the most dangerous players to the visitors. His deliveries into the box were brilliant but the attackers lacked a cutting edge.
Eboue Kouassi 8 – A very impressive performance from Kouassi in what was his first start for the Hoops. Out of the players that were introduced to the squad, the 19-year-old looked as though he could keep his spot for the next game.
Nir Bitton 6 – The Israeli midfielder showed his aerial superiority over the Patrick players throughout the game but looked untidy on the ball at times. He got forward more than usual but didn’t seem convincing.
Callum McGregor 6 – Was forced into making long-range shots and his efforts were erratic at times but it was a very energetic performance from the Scot who is pushing for a regular first-team spot.
Scott Sinclair 8 – The best player in the league was at it again on Wednesay, pulling the strings in the Celtic attack. No one else looked like scoring than Sinclair, who was unlucky that Tomas Cerny pulled off a top quality save to deny him of a second goal.
Patrick Roberts 7 – Looked lively throughout the game and was constantly menaced the visitors, however his finishing wasn’t at its best. Brendan Rodgers should consider tabling a permanent offer for the young attacker.
Tom Rogic (on for Eboue Kouassi 62min) 5
Stuart Armstrong (on for Emilio Izaguirre 62min) 5
Jack Aitchison (on for Callum McGregor 77min) 5
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