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'Best player on the park' - Fans rave about Celtic 25-yr-old for international display

Football fans on social media have hailed Celtic star Stuart Armstrong for his performance against Costa Rica on Friday, but many have questioned the wisdom of the 25-year-old only playing for the last 42 minutes of the game.

The midfielder replaced Scott McTominay in the 58th minute of the match, which Scotland lost 1-0, and some supporters believe that he should have started the match, which was Scotland’s first match under new national team manager Alex McLeish.

Here are some of the best reactions to Armstrong’s performance from Twitter:

The consensus from the support seems to be that Scotland seemed to improve once Armstrong and his fellow Celt Callum McGregor came on, but that wasn’t enough to stop the Scots slipping to a defeat.

Armstrong isn’t long back from a hernia injury, which forced him to miss almost two months of the season. He made his return in a late substitute appearance in the 3-2 win over Rangers at Ibrox, and also came off the bench against Motherwell.

With the Hoops set for three games in a week when they return from the international break, it seems certain that Brendan Rodgers will soon hand Armstrong his first start of the year.

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He may struggled with his form at times this season, but as he showed in a cameo for Scotland he can be a very influential player when he is on his game.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops are set to make three signings in the summer 

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