Does Celtic midfielder Kouassi Eboue have a lifeline at the club?
Celtic midfielder Kouassi Eboue may have an opportunity to save his career at the club.
But Brendan Rodgers may not have given up on Eboue just yet.
The midfielder was given a full 45 minutes in Celtic's pre-season friendly against Bohemians Prague on Saturday, partnering Olivier Ntcham in midfield.
If Celtic had no plans for Kouassi, they would not have taken him out on Austria in the first place.
Celtic's 1-0 loss to Bohemians was an opportunity missed, but there will be further pre-season opportunities for the midfielder to stake his claim.
Rodgers is without World Cup midfielder Tom Rogic at present, enhancing Kouassi's chances of playing time.
This tour is a bit of a lifeline for the midfielder, and he will hope to have earned a place in the squad to face Alashkert in the Champions League qualifying rounds later this month.
If he is left out of both, then the writing could be on the wall that he needs to pursue an exit before the transfer window closes.