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Moritz Bauer reflects on perfect introduction to life at Celtic

Jordan Jones of Rangers walks from the pitch after being sent off late in the second half during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 1,...

The Celtic full-back made his debut for the club on derby day at Ibrox.

Jordan Jones of Rangers walks from the pitch after being sent off late in the second half during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 1,...

New Celtic signing Moritz Bauer has been reflecting on his start to life at the Hoops, believing it couldn't have gone any better so far, The Scottish Sun report.

The Austrian made his debut for the club in a highly charged derby match against Rangers at Ibrox, helping his new team to a clean sheet and a 2-0 win.

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Thrown into the match midway through the second half, it was a stiff test for the right-back, who is loan from Stoke City for the season.

Bauer though relished the opportunity and was left stunned by the atmosphere and match reaction.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: "It really couldn’t have been any better.

"The atmosphere, the performance and the result. As footballers say, there are no easy games, but that was something special.

"I’ve had many people coming up to me and congratulating me on the derby victory and telling me how much the win means to the fans."

 

Can Bauer cement his place in the Hoops team?

Neil Lennon has recruited well in defence this summer and now has a multitude of options across the defensive line.

Bauer is certainly a strong one and will compete with Israeli international Hatem Abd Elhamed to become first-choice on the right flank.

That could be a challenge considering Elhamed's start at Celtic. The 28-year-old looks like an athletic and accomplished pick in the position.

Michael Jacobs of Wigan challenges  Moritz Bauer of Stoke during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Stoke City at DW Stadium on February 13, 2019 in Wigan, England.

Bauer has good prior playing experience though and will fancy his chances of getting a regular game.

His initial performance at Ibrox certainly suggests he can cope well with the pressures of playing for Celtic.

Lennon could even give the player his first start for the club this Saturday when the Hoops visit Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership.

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