Celtic fans are expectant for tonight’s match vs St. Mirren with a chance to go top of the league temporarily should we gub the Buddies, but in fairness it is the backline which is of most interest.
Benkovic who was bought by Leicester for 13 million pounds is awaiting his Celtic debut having watched the Champions defeat a bus parking Newco at Paradise before the International break.
Our defence has been a major issue for some years now, but since Kristoffer Ajer came into the team after our 4-0 loss to Hearts which ended our 69 match unbeaten run, he has grown to become a mainstay of the defensive structure.
Brendan has increasingly looked to play 3 at the back with Kieran Tierney being pushed into a wing back role, where he is dropping back to provide cover when needed.
With the jury out on both Lustig and Gamboa at the same time that Boyata has presided over 3 consecutive clean sheets at the back alongside Ajer, this isn’t a time to drop either Centre Half.
St. Mirren may have announced their intentions to win the Premiership, but with all due respect this is a team we should be looking to attack and 3 dedicated Central defenders should see them off.
If it works then for all the talk of a failed window, we may just have enough to see us through to the January window, should Boyata decide to stay on, we may just have the team to see us through to 8 in a row.