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Celtic Fans Feeling Confused Following Anthony Ralston’s Loan Move to Dundee United

Celtic Fans Feeling Confused Following Anthony Ralston’s Loan Move to Dundee United

With the news that Celtic defender Anthony Ralston has joined Dundee United on an emergency loan, plenty of Hoops fans have been left scratching their heads on social media.

Ralston has made 10 senior appearances for Celtic, one of which came during a memorable Champions League debut against Neymar’s PSG.

However, while the 19-year-old has struggled to dethrone Mikael Lustig as Celtic’s first-choice right-back, plenty of fans are struggling to understand why Brendan Rodgers has allowed the player to leave temporarily.

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Lustig has been incredibly inconsistent this term, with his form drawing heavy criticism from the Celtic Park faithful.

Meanwhile, the club’s other option at right-back, Cristian Gamboa has struggled to find his feet in the Scottish Premiership.

Essentially, that left Ralston as the player that plenty of Celtic fans wanted to see more of toward the end of the season, an opportunity which has been taken away with the defender sealing a switch to Tannadice:

 

 

While Brendan Rodgers told reporters that Celtic are on the “home straight” in their defence of the title this afternoon, it may be worrying for some fans that a player with Ralston’s potential hasn’t been afforded a chance with so many other players off form.

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