The summer signing from Dundee United has struggled at Parkhead.
Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table yesterday, but only just.
It took a late finish from the returning Leigh Griffiths to earn them a win against Partick Thistle yesterday. With Aberdeen's tie with St Johnstone today postponed The Bhoys have some breathing space.
It was a tough game, made tougher when Nir Bitton was shown a second yellow card and sent for an early bath.
It also didn't help that for the first half their striker was anonymous.
Celtic might as well have filed a missing persons report for Turkish forward Nadir Ciftci. At half-time they did find him, and told him to sit down.
In came the club hero Griffiths to save the day.
Ciftci was always going to need to perform at a very high level to impress Celtic fans. He was already an unpopular figure at the club from his time at Dundee United.
He has done little to change perception.
Ciftci has scored just four goals in 22 games this season and has not had the impact Ronny Deila would have envisaged.
Here is how Celtic fans reacted to his performance...
What we learned yesterday,we can win ugly, Tierney again our best defender, Ciftci is not Celtic class & Griffiths saved the managers job HH— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) January 3, 2016
As for Ciftci, never good enough to be a celtic player, don't know what the scouts saw in him— Shumshad (@shumshad) January 2, 2016
Ciftci both epitomises Ronny's reign as coach (now, surely, over) and has the most apt forename of any Celtic player ever. He is our nadir.— Tmomy Blal (@tommy_ball) January 2, 2016
Ciftci looking every inch a bottom of the league Dundee United player. Another disastrous striker signing #celtic.— Sam (@4MileTrail) January 3, 2016
How can Celtic be so bad to watch, Nadir Ciftci is one of worst I've ever seen in Celtic jersey! i find myself bored again— dmk1985 (@dmk1985) January 2, 2016
No surprise to see Griffiths replace Ciftci at the break for Celtic.— Graeme McGarry (@Graeme_McGarry) January 2, 2016
@CelticFCchat We should consider recalling Scepovic he's been doing well in Spain and Ciftci has shown he's no where near good enough.— Liam Paterson (@iiPradaRii) January 3, 2016
Heart sinks now every time I hear Ciftci on the team sheet. Guy is mingin'.— Highway (@chrism325) January 3, 2016
Just seen highlights of the game, yet another abismal performance!!! Y is Stokes or Cole not getting a game ahead of Ciftci he is rotten!!!— Dom McBride (@mcbride_dom) January 3, 2016