COMMENT

Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata followed up his poor performance against Rangers with another indifferent display, this time against Motherwell in the goalless draw at Fir Park.

His worst moment of the game came when he completely lost Curtis Main in the penalty box, giving the Motherwell striker a free header, which Scott Bain was thankfully able to save.

It is obvious that Brendan Rodgers is a big fan of Boyata, which is why he brought him back into the side after a month out injured to play Rangers, and he also kept his place in the team despite his error-strewn performance.

However, after another game full of errors, Boyata should be dropped from the Hoops side for their first match after the international break, against Ross County on the 31st of March.

Jack Hendry, Marvin Compper or even Jozo Simunovic would be a better option at the moment than the Belgian international, whose confidence seems shot to pieces since returning to the side.

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Rodgers could even say that the player is getting a ‘break’ if he wants to keep Boyata’s confidence up, but there is no way he can be trusted to play against Rangers in the upcoming double header between the teams next month.

Boyata can’t be involved against Rangers as they will once again target him as the weak link of the side, which he certainly was in the recent match at Ibrox.

The chances of him being rested seems remote though, as it is likely that Rodgers will stick with a player who he has always rated highly, and he has been a mainstay of the side when fit, making 30 appearances so far this season.

In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has cast doubt on Stuart Armstrong’s future with the club

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