Date: 5th March 2017 at 2:49pm
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By Alex Stevens

Gary Mackay-Steven suffered the humiliation of being hooked at half-time in Celtic’s 4-1 Scottish Cup win over St Mirren – and supporters of the club panned his display.

Mackay-Steven, 26, was handed a rare start by manager Brendan Rodgers on Sunday as the club continued their pursuit of a domestic treble.

The attacking midfielder has made only nine appearances for the Scottish giants this season, just five of which have been from the start.

Rodgers gave the Scot a chance against the Scottish Championship outfit but substituted him at half-time in favour of Patrick Roberts.

Supporters agreed with the ruthlessness of the Parkhead boss and many claimed Mackay-Steven should not even play for the club again.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Despite Mackay-Steven’s troubles, Celtic came from behind to continue their remarkable winning run and secure a place in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.

St Mirren took a shock lead after 13 minutes at Parkhead when John Sutton nodded down for Harry Davis to tap home.

Two Celtic goals in as many second-half minutes from Mikael Lustig and Scott Sinclair turned the match on its head and the home side never looked back.

Striker duo Moussa Dembele and substitute Leigh Griffiths then struck as the 36-times winners reached the last four.

In other Celtic news, the club are to secure a bumper agreement within days.

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