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    And that's where he stays. Four pre season games, named on the bench four times, zero minutes of game time.

    How much does Lennon need to see his first 11? Because I've seen plenty of them and they're not that good, as PSG showed the last day.

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    Celtic have their second pre season game in the space of 24 hours today against Hibs (1:30pm kick off), so Lennon will be pretty much forced to play some different players - we'll see. Daryl Horgan could also potentially play for Hibs in this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirambler View Post
    Celtic have their second pre season game in the space of 24 hours today against Hibs (1:30pm kick off), so Lennon will be pretty much forced to play some different players - we'll see. Daryl Horgan could also potentially play for Hibs in this one.
    Connell named on the bench again. He's one of only three substitutes - if he can't get on in this game, it's time to look for a move

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Connell named on the bench again. He's one of only three substitutes - if he can't get on in this game, it's time to look for a move
    Agreed. Its a shame how much his career has stalled when you consider he was a Championship regular for Bolton at 17 a year and a half ago.

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    That’s their B team according to twitter. I also read that Afolabi and Coffey were in Ireland last week, so presumably a firm line has been drawn between their “development” and first team squads, and the youth are still on holidays. Hence, only 3 subs, with A team rested ahead of Sunday’s opener.

    Highlights the need for the Irish to get out ASAP and get some regular football. One post said O’Connor and Afolabi were injured, but this is unverified

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    He really is the absolute last pick in their first team squad, even behind Griffiths who it seems spent most of the lockdown watching TV and eating chips.

    I wonder is there something in his contract to say he has to be in the first team squad or something, because Lennon clearly hasn't the slightest bit of interest in him? It's almost like he's making a point of not starting him at this stage.

    Just repeating myself at this stage but the rest of the Irish lads are throwing away their careers there as well. Sad to see.

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    And he's finally on the pitch for a run out.

    YouTube link to the match here if anyone wants to watch.

    https://twitter.com/Freddie_23_23/st...719644160?s=19

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    He played well when he came on, looks a lovely passer of the ball and played some lovely through passes. Had two long shots that were both well off target.

    Will probably turn up next at Raith Rovers or somewhere around October time sadly.

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    Twitter “raving” about his second half performance anyways. Poor guy can’t do any more...

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    The problem is they've spent 2 million on Soro who was playing there in midfield today as well. Connell is probably the better player and given that he's three years younger almost certainly the better prospect, but if a space opens up in the Celtic midfield they'll almost certainly play the one they've spent a big fee on.

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    Saw the second half, indeed he did look very classy, but at best he will only get a few minutes every now and then, he needs to get out.

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    Daryl Horgan scored for Hibs in their 1-1 draw with Aberdeen, who had Jonathan Hayes and Tommie Hoban(as a trialist) in their side, on Saturday

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