The forgotten Celtic midfielder returned to reserve action on Monday.

 

Eboue Kouassi made his first appearance in more than a year as Celtic’s reserves drew 1-1 with Motherwell on Monday.

Kouassi damaged cruciate ligaments in October 2018 and has therefore yet to play under Neil Lennon, who replaced Brendan Rodgers as Celtic manager the following February.

Lennon admitted recently that he’s been looking at players in the Ivorian’s position – defensive midfield – and spoke of his admiration for the former Celtic man, Victor Wanyama, who is currently frozen out at Tottenham Hotspur.

But some of a Bhoys persuasion remain convinced that despite the perception of some of their peers, Kouassi could yet be the solution.

This is how they reacted to the 21-year-old’s return on Twitter… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodgers paid a reported fee of more than £3 million to sign the then 19-year-old Kouassi from FC Krasnodar in January 2017.

Kouassi has gone on to play 22 times for the Bhoys’ first team, and helped them to seven domestic trophies.

Celtic fans – how big a boost is Kouassi’s return to fitness?

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