It seems likely that Dedryck Boyata will start for Celtic against Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday, and it really should be the player’s last chance with the Hoops.
The 27-year-old has been error-prone for the Hoops since returning from injury last month, and was particularly poor in the 3-2 win at Ibrox last month.
There is no doubt that Rangers will target the Belgian as a potential weak link in the Hoops side, and if he turns in another shambolic display he should be moved on in the summer.
Boyata only has one year left on his contract with the Hoops come the end of the season, and so far this season the majority of his performances haven’t been worthy of a new deal.
The one thing Boyata has in his favour is Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers, who is a big fan of the defender and saved his career with the Hoops after it looked to be over after a calamitous performance against the Gers in the Scottish Cup semi-final two years ago.
Despite the support of Rodgers, nothing seems to have changed in two years, Boyata is still prone to too many errors and fans are worried that he will be the weak link in a semi-final against Rangers.
Time will tell but another poor performance should see the end of Boayta’s Hoops career…but there is every chance that it won’t.
In other Celtic news, Mikael Lustig believes that the Hoops deserve to be favourites in the semi-final