Celtic fans want recall for young defender in Neil Lennon's starting XI - 'Welsh should be in for Duffy', 'Midfielder playing centre back says everything', 'Now we'll see how Dubai went'

Neil Lennon returned to work after isolation on Monday – and he made his presence known with some explosive media comments.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon (R) with assistant John Kennedy during a training session at Lennoxtown on January 18, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
Celtic manager Neil Lennon (R) with assistant John Kennedy during a training session at Lennoxtown on January 18, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

The Celtic manager has also put his stamp on the team after two draws during his time away from the team – including Saturday’s scoreless draw with tonight’s hosts Livingston.

Here's what the Celtic fans made of his team selection – with several returning players after two games out – but fans’ focus was on the centre of defence.

@garry_dunlop: “Boys from the last two games no even on the bench, no wonder we’re losing top talent not even given a chance!!”

Stephen Welsh in action for Celtic during the Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hibernian on January 11, 2021(Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)

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@Lord_Bitton67: “Stop playing Duffy.”

Neil Matthew: “Welsh should start before Duffy, the young Bhoy has been solid.”

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@CelticFc_Core: “Solid side. Still don't see what Welsh has done to deserve being dropped for Duffy though. Just put in a performance.”

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@derekc78: “Duffy again?? Hate to keep being negative but the man is a nervous wreck anytime the ball comes near him. Get young Welsh in there.”

@queenmachine67: "Season’s dead and he's still playing Duffy at the expense of young Welsh! Get this guy out man, it's getting beyond a joke now.”

@Hoopylad671: “Duffy no where good enough for Celtic, should be benched until he returns to Brighton. Welsh needs more big games under his belt, now is the opportunity.”

Bob Doig: “The criticism for Duffy is WAY WAY over the top - for the record I think he's been good for us.”

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Others looked elsewhere.

@CHIVS105: “Can’t wait to see Taylor reach the final third and play it back to McGregor all night. I would have brought Brown back in and played three at the back, now we will see how Dubai went.”

Chris Mcgrane: “We need to match up physically so I presume that’s why Ajer will play right back instead of Fringpong.”

Stephen Patrick Henry: “Laxalt and Frimpong rightly benched as the quality in wide areas has been honking."

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@Ste3812Murphy: “Good luck tonight Celtic. I will always support my team even though I think we need change at the club. The fact that a club the size of ours always seems to have a midfielder playing centre back says everything to me.”

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