Celtic marks out of ten: Bitton, Morgan and Ntcham impress in Estonia


Craig Gordon

If only the odd life of a goalkeeper was always as simple as this. Actually, make that the easiest job in the world. He had to make one save in the second-half after almost an hour of nothing. 6

Anthony Ralston

A big season for the young right-back and he’s shown so far that he’s in better shape than last season. Strong enough in defence, good going down the line, and that is his job. 6

Chris Jullien

This may sound ridiculous but the big Frenchman looks like a footballer in that he strolled about the park, against inferior opposition, as if he was above it all. Which he was, on this night at least. Might have scored. 6

Jozo Simunovic

Neil Lennon has got the best from the centre-half and again he coasted this game, not difficult, but did win his headers and nothing silly was done. Easy as easy can be. 6

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Boli Bolingoli

This was better from the new signing. Some really good moments here and there, got forward well and almost scored with a cross which wasn’t far away from a silly goal. Great energy all night. 7

Nir Bitton

The Israeli has been superb all summer and he really looked the part in midfield. Lennon is a fan and what team doesn’t want a silky passer with a bit of dig and who can read the game. 7

Scott Brown

Imagine trying to tell the captain to sit out a game? Lennon may have to do it this season but the skipper just keeps going with the same performance again and again. Saved a goal at the end by being Broony. 7

Lewis Morgan

Enjoyed some really lovely moments. Morgan is clearly a huge talent and beat his defender with ease more than once. He should play a part this season – of he gets his crossing right. Great at the early goal and went close to one of his own a few times. 7

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Olivier Ntcham

Well, did anyone notice who put the rocket up his bottom? Okay, he wasn’t up against the lot but Ntcham was bright, positive and looked even to be enjoying himself. A performance which had Celtic fans stroking their chins. 8

Mikey Johnston

Again, he beat men, worked hard and made a nuisance of himself. Johnston has been superb over the last four games. Every time he gets the ball the winger gets forward – that’s a good thing. 6

Leigh Griffiths

His sheer presence caused a goal and once again showed he is fit and will be huge for Celtic this season. The touch, movement and passing was there. Put him down for 20 goals. 7


Scott Sinclair

It’s hard to see him not leaving this month but only a brilliant save denied him a goal. 5

Marian Shved

Almost scored with his second competitive touch. Scored in injury time with a brilliant finish. Hmm. 7

Ryan Christie

Got to stretch the legs for a few minutes. 4


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