Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers made an interesting decision regarding his substitutions against Motherwell when the Hoops were trying to break down the ten men at Fir Park.
He decided against choosing Charly Musonda, and instead put on Scott Sinclair, Stuart Armstrong and Patrick Roberts in an ultimately fruitless attempt to score the winning goal in the match which ended goalless.
The decision not to put Musonda on seems odd in retrospect, as it seemed like an ideal situation for the 21-year-old, who joined the Hoops on loan from Chelsea in January.
His skill and guile and ability to find a pass would have ideal in trying to break down the Motherwell defence who dealt with most of the Hoops attacks with ease.
The signing of Musonda has turned into a bit of a mystery, as a player who arrived at the club with lots of hype and who played well against Zenit in a cameo has rarely featured in recent weeks, and didn’t get off the bench against either Rangers or Motherwell.
Musonda still has another year left on his contract with the Hoops at the end of the season, so there is an argument that Rodgers is easing him into the first team squad, and doesn’t want too much expectation placed on the Belgian.
However, that doesn’t distract from the fact that the player should have been involved at Fir Park, and perhaps on reflection the Hoops will admit that he made the wrong decisions when it came to his substitutions.
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