Pundit View: Celtic have just landed their own Andy Robertson
Frank McAvennie has waxed lyrical about Celtic new boy Jonjoe Kenny and compared him to Liverpool star Andy Robertson.
The Parkhead legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, likened the 23-year-old to Scotland skipper and Hoops academy product Robertson for his approach to the full-back role.
Kenny started the 4-0 win at Kilmarnock just 24 hours after his arrival from Everton on a five-month loan deal.
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The right-back has been brought in to replace Jeremie Frimpong who joined Bayer Leverkusen earlier in the transfer window.
A product of Everton’s academy, Kenny made 48 appearances for the Toffees and has also been capped 16-times by England at Under-21 level.
McAvennie drew particular attention to his crossing ability from the right flank.
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“I liked the young boy Kenny,” he told Football Insider.
“He put whipped about four crosses across the box in the first half and there was nobody there.
“It must be because they are not used to it. The strikers aren’t used to good crosses so there weren’t there. Edouard, Ajeti and Griff haven’t had that kind of service. They are used to the ball hitting the first man.
“The boy put some great balls in. Edouard is intelligent so he will pick up on that and starting making those runs.
“It was an impressive debut from Kenny. A couple of decisions he made last night showed me that he is a proper full-back. He makes the right choices. His first instinct is to defend. His first job is to defend. I like Kenny because he is a proper defender like Robertson at Liverpool. It’s great to have someone similar.”