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Celtic fans react to Jonny Hayes's performance

Jonny Hayes of Aberdeen celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Celtic fans were impressed by Jonny Hayes's exploits on Saturday.

Jonny Hayes (R) of Celtic and Paul Smyth (L) of Linfield during the Champions League second round first leg qualifying game between Linfield and Celtic at Windsor Park on July 14, 2017 in...

Jonny Hayes was given a rare start by Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers on Saturday and, according to fans, he seemed to take the chance with both hands.

The £1.3 million summer signing has struggled to justify his seven-figure transfer fee since joining from Aberdeen in June.

Stuart Armstrong  of Celtic celebrates his goal ,Celtic's 4th wth Jonny Hayes and Tom Rogic   during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Secon Round,Second Leg match between Celtic and...

The 30-year-old earned only his fourth Premiership start of the season as the Hoops thrashed Motherwell 5-1 at Parkhead yesterday.

And although he hasn't scored or set up a goal yet, fans of the Hoops are adamant that it was Hayes's best performance in a Celtic shirt.

Jonny Hayes of Celtic and Scott Brown of Celtic during the Celtic Training Session prior to the Group B UEFA Champions League match between Celtic and Bayern Muenchen on October 30, 2017...

Hayes's situation is puzzling.

He was, after all, the only non-Celtic player to be nominated for the Player of the Year award last season after scoring nine and setting up 12 goals for the Dons.

The Republic of Ireland international has the talent but whether Brendan Rodgers can get his best form is another matter entirely it seems.

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