Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald has raised doubts over the future of midfielder Ismaila Soro.
The Ivorian has featured 15 times for the Hoops in all competitions this season but he has been absent from the last five matchday squads in the Scottish Premiership.
McDonald believes Soro simply hasn’t taken the chances that have been given to him by Ange Postecoglou, and he feels the Celtic boss may have already lost faith in the player:
“I don’t think he fancies Soro after the beginning of the season to be honest. Hearts away – the first game of the season – it just didn’t work. He didn’t have a very good game. Obviously the promise of him coming in when everything was going bad last year, it might’ve sort of made him look probably better than what he is because of the situation.”
“Who knows? I thought he was doing okay but since he took that role and everyone thought he was going to be the guy that was going to sit, he never took it with 2 hands. I just don’t think Ange really believes in him.”
Soro was on the substitute bench for the last Europa League group game against Ferencvaros last month so we shall see whether he is given another chance in the reverse fixture tomorrow night.
However, the 23-year-old looks to be well down the pecking order at the moment and he will need to put in a really strong performance the next time he is handed an opportunity, or the midfielder could find himself heading for the exit door at Celtic Park.