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Celtic boss has just made it harder for £3m Boli Bolingoli

Boli Bolingoli (left) of Celtic FC in action against Mateo Susic of CFR Cluj  during the UEFA Champions League 2019

Celtic boss Neil Lennon stuck out-of-form Boli Bolingoli on the bench last night.

Boli Bolingoli of Celtic FC   during the UEFA Champions League 2019

If Celtic boss Neil Lennon could turn the clocks back 24 hours, he probably wouldn't play Callum McGregor in defence.

The Scot is one of Lennon's best players, but a left-back he is not and it's fair to say that McGregor didn't give a good account of himself in Tuesday's 4-3 defeat to Cluj at Parkhead.

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As a result of that defeat, Celtic are now out of the Champions League and maybe, just maybe, Lennon should've played Boli Bolingoli, the left-back he spent £3 million on last month [The Scottish Sun].

The Belgian defender hasn't been brilliant since arriving from Rapid Wien, but he just needs time and you wonder whether his Northern Irish manager has taken a chunk out of his confidence.

 

Bolingoli could be forgiven for feeling a bit low, a bit demoralised, after Lennon chose a midfielder to play at left-back instead of him, even if McGregor has played there for - to mixed results, it must be said.

With his Hoops career off to a rotten start as it is, he needed a boost, not a reason to fall further into the mire, but that's precisely where is now.

Bolingoli will bounce back, but it's just gotten a lot harder for him.

Boli Bolingoli (left) of Celtic FC in action against Mateo Susic of CFR Cluj  during the UEFA Champions League 2019

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