COMMENT

Celtic seem to have improved in recent weeks when switching to a three at the back system, which has meant no place for right-back Mikael Lustig in the first-team.

Lustig’s last game for the Hoops was the 2-0 win over Aberdeen in February, which saw him sent-off for a stupid challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven.

His form has fallen off a cliff this season, and as he is set to go to the World Cup with Sweden he won’t have much of a break before the Champions League qualifiers begin in July.

Taking into account his poor form, lack of rest time in the summer and the injury problems he has had for most of his career with the Hoops, Brendan Rodgers should be looking to move the player on in the summer.

It seems like his best days in the Hoops are behind him, as the team seems to play better without him in the side.

This was not only shown in the recent win over Rangers – which he was suspended for – but the 2-1 win over Partick in January, which Lustig toiled in and conceded a penalty, he was taken off at half-time and the Hoops improved to win the game in the second-half.

Lustig should still have a few years left in the game, he is only 31-years-old after all, but those years shouldn’t be with the Hoops.

He has been a great servant for the Bhoys, and has been a mainstay for the side with 40 appearances this season but the summer is correct time for Lustig to move to pastures new.

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