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Why Nir Biton is becoming the first name on the team-sheet at Celtic

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Nir Biton has been impressive in his last few outings for Celtic.

Celtic's Nir Biton appeared to fall out of favour at the club midway through this season, but he has to be given credit for helping his side turn their season around. 

The Bhoys returned to the top of the Scottish Premiership in midweek, with a 4-0 win over Motherwell, and Biton has begun to show his importance to the side during their run of good form. 

The Israeli international did not play for the club for over a month between October and November, but he is rapidly becoming one of the first names on the team-sheet at Parkhead. 

Biton is never likely to be one of the squad's most notable players on the pitch, but he gets on with his work with an unassuming ease. 

An intelligent reader of the game, blessed with good technical ability, Biton can set the pace of matches and also gives good cover for the defence. 

In the last four games he has started, Celtic have not even conceded a goal and that is no coincidence.

Biton does a lot of the unsung work, shielding his defence and offering them great protection, and he deserves to be given more accolades for it. 

The 23-year-old may have had to endure a frustrating period away from the first team at Parkhead once this season, but it appears highly unlikely that he will be consigned to a peripheral role again, as he has become a central figure for the side over recent months. 

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