By Danny Wright
Celtic fans have taken to Twitter give a mixed reaction to Nir Bitton’s performance in the 1-0 win against Ross County at Dingwall on Saturday afternoon.
Israeli midfielder Bitton, 26, was once again picked out of position to start as centre-back against the Staggies, and according to the majority he managed to prove himself as being one of the key players in earning the three points.
Bitton has been regularly drafted into fill the gaps in defence this season due to the shortage of centre-backs available to Brendan Rodgers.
With Jozo Simunovic and Erik Sviatechenko out through injury, Bitton was picked to start in a back three alongside Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig.
Although he was playing out of his comfort zone, some supporters were still not happy with the ex-Ashdod enforcer, although they appeared to be in the minority.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
I reckon Bitton has been our best player so far today.
— Paul Mc (@Plopps67) November 18, 2017
15 mins in. Very disjointed so far. Bitton shaky.
— Michael Callaghan (@MyTownLand) November 18, 2017
Really don't like when we play 3 at the back, never seem to be fluid with possession. Boyata, Bitton and Lustig have been dreadful with their distribution.
— Ped (@BigBuck_78) November 18, 2017
I think @paulthetim is so close to the pitch he could easily take a return pass from Bitton
— Republic Of Football (@the_eriugena) November 18, 2017
Bitton has been one of our better players at driving forward today. Especially in second half
— ScottishMiserablist🏴 (@PilrigPaterson) November 18, 2017
Nir Bitton is having a fantastic game 💚👌
— 💚 Celtic 💚 (@Con_Shaunnery) November 18, 2017
Nir Bitton has been good today🍀
— minkster1 (@minkster36) November 18, 2017
Senior player Bitton has made 18 appearances across all competitions for Celtic this season, with all of his starts being in the backline despite being a traditional midfielder.
Rodgers has admitted time and time again that he is looking for a new centre-back in the January transfer window after missing out on bolstering that area of his squad in the summer.
If a move does happen, it may mean that Bitton’s days in the first-team may be few and far between.