Has Stuart Findlay shown why Celtic should re-sign him?

Brendan Rodgers manager of Celtic looks on prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic let Stuart Findlay leave for Newcastle United and now he is starring on loan at Kilmarnock.

Danny Swanson of Hibernian vies with Jack Hendry of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on April 21, 2018 in Edinburgh,...

Celtic may have signed who they thought was the most exciting defensive prospect in the Scottish Premiership in January when Jack Hendry arrived from Dundee.

But the £1.5 million man has been overshadowed in the last few weeks by a player who was released by Celtic just two years ago.

Stuart Findlay has had a fine season on loan at Kilmarnock from Newcastle United and showed his former club what they are missing on Wednesday night. Steve Clarke’s Killie defended stoutly at Parkhead, securing a goalless draw against the champions.

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic Park Stadium on October 28, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

And Findlay was one of their standout performers, holding firm alongside Scott Boyd at centre-half.

So Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers would be forgiven for wondering why his club did not decide to tie down the 22-year-old on a long-term contract before he left for Tyneside.

Then again, Findlay’s impressive display in midweek should perhaps convince Celtic to give the former Scotland U21 ace a second chance in green and white.

Stuart Findlay of Celtic in action against Den Bosch  during the Pre Season Friendly between Celtic and De Bosch at St Mirren Park on  July 01, 2015 in Paisley, Scotland.

Findlay’s Newcastle contract expires in the summer and he has already claimed that he has been told he has no future at the Premier League side.

On last night’s evidence, Celtic should not wait around with a chance to re-sign a player they never should have let go staring them in the face.

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