By Matt Farr
Scotland winger Gary Mackay-Steven gave an unconvincing display for Celtic in their against St Johnstone on Sunday – and fans were not impressed.
The 26-year-old displayed a severe lack of composure in front of goal, wasting several golden opportunities to ensure Celtic came through the tie unscathed.
Mackay-Steven has not been blessed with first-team opportunities this season, but he was handed a rare start by Brendan Rodgers at McDiarmid Park; but he failed to take his chance.
He has made just six appearances since the start of the season, but is unlikely to provide particularly tough competition throughout the remainder of the campaign.
To make matters worse for Mackay-Steven, his replacement from the bench – Moussa Dembele – scored twice to rescue Celtic.
Celtic fans were less than impressed with his display, and took to social media to share their views.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Mackay-Steven has no confidence in front of the goal
— Rollo. (@Rollo_93) February 5, 2017
Honestly never have I rated Gary Mackay Steven
— Ryan💫 (@RyanCOYBIG) February 5, 2017
Mackay Steven is very poor. Take your chances when you get a start!
— Jed Marr🍀 (@jedmarr8892) February 5, 2017
Despite going into the half-time break one-goal behind, Celtic managed to restore their lead and turn it into a comfortable victory at the full-time whistle.
Liam Henderson, Moussa Dembele (hat-trick) and Scott Sinclair were all on the scoresheet for Brendan Rodgers’ side, as they maintained their unbeaten run in domestic competitions.