By Alex McLeish

24th Sep, 2021 | 8:00am

Ex-manager blasts 'sloppy' Celtic duo he claims Postecoglou will be furious with

Alex McLeish has suggested Ange Postecoglou will be fuming with his full-backs after Celtic lost to Livingston.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Scotland boss ripped into Josip Juranovic and Boli Bolingoli for their “sloppy” defending.

The duo started on either side of the back-four in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat.

It was Bolingoli’s first appearance for Celtic in over a year.

Meanwhile, Juranovic has been used on both flanks since his arrival this summer

McLeish blasted the duo for failing to close down Livingston’s attackers quickly enough out wide.

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He suggested Postecoglou would be furious with their efforts.

McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “The defence wasn’t what it should be, it wasn’t at the level Celtic should be at.

“There were players coming out too quickly and leaving space to run in behind them.

“There were also times when wingers and full-backs were on the ball and Celtic defenders were jogging out to them.

“Instead, they should have been sprinting out and stopping the cross coming in. Crosses were coming in willy-nilly into the box.

“The defending was sloppy on the day. They weren’t getting to opponents quick enough, they were leaving holes in behind.

“Postecoglou will not be happy with the way they lost the goal defensively.

Defensively, jogging out is one of my pet hates. I like my full-backs to get out really quickly to try stop them.”

Juranovic, 26, has made four appearances and scored one goal for the Hoops so far.

A natural right-back, he made his debut at left-back in the 1-0 defeat to Rangers.

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