Celtic

Celtic goalkeeper Conor Hazard was at fault for Hibernian’s equaliser on Monday night, according to Frank McAvennie.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Parkhead legend said that the 22-year-old was “flapping all over the place” in the moments before Kevin Nisbet’s late goal.

Nisbet’s stoppage time strike secured a 1-1 draw for the visitors as the Hoops lost further ground on runaway leaders Rangers.

Hazard replaced Vasilis Barkas between the sticks after 13 of Celtic’s first-team players were forced to self-isolate when Christopher Jullien tested positive for Covid-19 upon returning from a mid-season trip to Dubai.

McAvennie claimed that he is now scared whenever Celtic’s opposition get a set-piece.

“Laxalt did not need to make that challenge,” he told Football Insider.

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“Everyone time the ball goes in the box I am frightened.

“Hazard came out and it was not his best moment in a Celtic shirt. He made some good saves last night but he is not very good at coming out for crosses.

“I do not get why goalkeepers come out like that. If you come out you have got to win it. He was flapping all over the place.”  

Hazard has made four appearances for Neil Lennon’s side this season and including a heroic display in the Scottish Cup Final last month.

Football Insider understands that the club want to tie the shot-stopper down to a new long-term deal with discussions are progressing behind the scenes.

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