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20th Dec, 2016 | 9:45pm

Defender torn apart: Celtic player ratings v Partick Thistle

By Matt Farr

Football Insider rates the Celtic players during their 1-0 Scottish Premiership victory over Partick Thistle on Tuesday night.

Craig Gordon 8 – Kept busy throughout by Partick’s forward-men. Kept Celtic in the contest, despite wasteful finishing.

Cristian Gamboa 6 – Had a good game at the back. Got forward when possible

Mikael Lustig 5 – An awkward night at the back. Second best to Ziggy Gordon for most of the evening

Jozo Simunovic 4 – Caught dithering on the ball, repeated mistakes, and out-muscled. A miserable day for the defender

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Calvin Miller 7 – A promising start to his first-team career. Looked calm and assured on debut, and was tested by Partick.

Patrick Roberts 6 – Constantly active, loved cutting inside. Not a very fluent attacking display from Celtic, though.

Scott Brown 6 – Sometimes careless in possession. Unable to dominate midfield.

Liam Henderson 6 – Delivery from set-pieces and dead-ball situations was good. Looked promising going forward.

Callum McGregor 6 – Looked purposeful in attack, but struggled to penetrate the Partick back-line

Scott Sinclair 7 – Slick attacking play. Scored the game’s only goal.

Moussa Dembele 6 – Good movement on and off the ball, but a largely ineffective day for the Celtic forward.


Emilio Izaguirre 6 (for Miller 63)

Stuart Armstrong 6 (for Sinclair 69)

Leigh Griffiths 6 (for Dembele 76)

In other Celtic news, John Hartson reveals who he thinks should lead the line for Celtic against Rangers.