Paul Robinson feared it would have been “hard” for Jonjoe Kenny to settle into the dressing room at Celtic.
The former Spurs and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said the 23-year-old has entered a “hugely difficult environment” given the “unrest” at the club.
The Hoops signed the right-back on loan for the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign after Jeremie Frimpong moved to Bayer Leverkusen.
Kenny made his debut just 24 hours after his arrival and his second appearance came in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Motherwell.
The former England Under-21 international revealed on Thursday that he is already settled in Glasgow and thanked his teammates and manager Neil Lennon for helping him to do so.
When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Kenny’s Parkhead move, Robinson said: “Kenny has gone into a hugely difficult environment.
“There is a lot of unrest and a lot of unsettled people at that club.
“It looks like the title race is over. They suffered an awful result last weekend against St Mirren and things don’t look to be getting much better.
“Celtic are a great, great club. A fantastic club that I have always admired but going in there as a loanee will be very difficult. It will be hard to settle into that dressing room.”
As quoted by the Glasgow Times, Kenny said: “The thing that helped me settle the most was the lads were brilliant with me.
“When the lads make you feel so welcome like they did and you have that communication going on during the game, then it makes a huge difference.”