Celtic fans react to Filip Benkovic's Hoops debut

14th September 2018, Simple Digital Arena, Paisley, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, St Mirren versus Celtic;  Filip Benkovic of Celtic walks out onto the pitch before kickoff

Celtic fans got to see Filip Benkovic represent the Bhoys for the first time in their latest Scottish Premiership clash.

14th September 2018, Simple Digital Arena, Paisley, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, St Mirren versus Celtic;  Filip Benkovic of Celtic walks out onto the pitch before kickoff

A number of Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Filip Benkovic's Hoops debut display which came during the goalless draw with St Mirren on Friday night.

Brendan Rodgers' men had the opportunity to move level on points with Hearts at the top of the Scottish Premiership against the struggling home side, but were unable to find the back of the net on a frustrating night.

 

Olivier Ntcham was sent off after a number of challenges and St Mirren certainly threatened to cause an upset in Oran Kearney's first game in charge.

The game may have been forgettable for most Celtic supporters, but it was notable for Benkovic as Rodgers handed him the chance to make his first start for the club following his loan switch from Leicester City in the summer.

14th September 2018, Simple Digital Arena, Paisley, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, St Mirren versus Celtic;  Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers greets Oran Kearney of St Mirren

The youngster joined Dedryck Boyata and Kristoffer Ajer as part of a back three for the first hour, and his display seemed to attract a slightly mixed response that was largely positive.

A number of fans were impressed with Benkovic's passing ability - he attempted some ambitious long-range balls to his teammates and had some success - and felt that he could prove to be a very good signing on loan.

Filip Benkovic during the Leicester City training session at Belvoir Drive Training Complex on August 16 , 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

There is some concern that he may not be the kind of player who will improve Celtic's defensive ranks, but the majority of the fans appear to be optimistic after he got an hour under his belt on Friday night.

Here is what some of the Celtic fans made of Benkovic's debut...

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