Celtic fans react to Nir Bitton's performance against Ross County

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic narrowly defeated a resilient Ross County side this weekend.

Nir Bitton (C) of Celtic is tracked by Josh Windass (L) and Rob Kiernan (R) of Rangers during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23,...

Celtic overcame Ross County on Saturday courtesy of a second-half strike from Leigh Griffiths, but the Scotland international was not the player Bhoys fans were talking about after the full-time whistle.

That man was Nir Bitton; a makeshift centre-back who is starting to look at home at the back, despite previously making his name as a midfielder.


Nir Bitton of Celtic takes on Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League match between Celtic FC and Manchester City FC at Celtic Park on September 28, 2016 in...

The Israel international has played regularly at the back for Celtic this season, in part due to injuries and squad rotation, and against Ross he put in the kind of shift that suggested he is ready to stake a claim to make the position his own.

Bitton has now featured 166 times for Celtic, scoring 12 goals and providing 14 assists in the process. However he now looks set for a prolonged run at the back, giving Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers another option in his impressive assembled squad.

Nir Bitton of Celtic in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Motherwell FC at Fir Park on April 9, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Next up for Celtic is a Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain and it will be interesting to see if Bitton is selected for that clash, where he would face some of the bets attacking talent in Europe.

After the match against Ross we took to Twitter to see what Celtic fans thought of Bitton's performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:

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