Anthony Ralston has been one of the major winners at Celtic since the arrival of Ange Postecoglou, and a recent stat from WhoScored proves just how impressive the 22-year-old has been this campaign.
As per WhoScored’s website, the right-back currently has the highest rating out of any player in the Scottish Premiership, with Ralston sitting at a 7.91 rating.
The Scotland U-21 international has been a key clog for Celtic this campaign. Indeed, Ralston has already played 19 games this season for the Hoops. With the youngster likely to feature again this evening against Hibernian.
With talk of a new contract for the defending heating up, Ralston more than deserves a fresh deal with Celtic, and this latest revelation from WhoScored more than proves his quality this season.
With Ralston way ahead of the nearest Rangers player (James Tavernier with 7.39), the Scottish youngster is making the right-back position his own this season under Postecoglou.
Indeed, summer signing Josip Juranovic has been pushed out to the other flank based on how impressive Ralston has been this campaign. And you can bet Celtic fans on social media are buzzing over this revelation.
Celtic fans laud Ralston over WhoScored rating
As a player who came through the academy, Ralston is already a fan favourite with the Hoops faithful. Yet this latest finding has only cemented his status with the Glasgow giants.
Here’s what some Celtic fans had to say about Ralston’s chart-topping WhoScored rating on Twitter…
It’s called the Ange effect.— Tony Mac (@Toto29678316) October 26, 2021
If Tony stays with us he'll be Captain one day.— The Star Above The Crest (@DaithiAindrea) October 27, 2021
Club need to sort out a new contract asap— Sam (@91_samjohn) October 26, 2021
Machine— Caolan McCool (@Caolan_McCool) October 26, 2021
Find it strange that there is almost a clamour to play Juranovic at rightback, and drop Ralston.— @RabCorbett (@RabCorbett2) October 26, 2021
Not for me. Its Ralston's jersey to lose.
Juranovic i feel is a good player that can do justice in a number of roles
The fact that some Celtic fans would put Juranovic at RB and leave this guy out of our best starting 11 is madness! I was a doubter at the beginning of the season but he was improved dramatically under Ange and is already one of our players of the season💚— Max Young (@Max_Young_123) October 26, 2021