Celtic narrowly defeated a resilient Ross County side this weekend.
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.
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.
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:
Nir Bitton is having a fantastic game— Celtic (@Con_Shaunnery) November 18, 2017
Bitton was absolutely sensational today— Stand Up For Celtic (@StandForCeltic) November 18, 2017
Would love to see Nir Bitton score today, think he has been the best player on the park for #Celtic, Composed and driving forward from defence.— Dom Oliver (@DominicOliver82) November 18, 2017
Nir Bitton superb, some free kick from Griff, apart from that— Seán-Francis Burns (@SeanFrancis93) November 18, 2017
Nir Bitton has been good today— minkster1 (@minkster36) November 18, 2017
Thought Nir Bitton was different class today, really growing into the CB role!— Michael Agnew (@mickagnew) November 18, 2017
Ross County did very well. Thought Bitton and Boyata were solid at the back- and with Griff you always have a feeling the game winner is coming.— TheTributeAct (@TheTributeAct) November 18, 2017
Have something to tell us about this article?