The Lowdown: Devlin’s claim
Will McCarthy be a success at Celtic?
Yes, give him time!
No, got a bad feeling!
The Latest: Agbonlahor reacts
Agbonlahor was talking to Football Insider regarding Devlin’s claim on McCarthy.
He didn’t hold back on the midfielder, labelling the 30-year-old as ‘average’.
“He’s an average player, to be honest. I played against him a few times while he was at Wigan and he’s an average player. He does some things well but Celtic for me have got better midfielders.
“Maybe he’s one that comes out the team and is then in and out of the side.
“It’s worrying times for Celtic.”
The Verdict: Next few months crucial
There has been speculation that the Irishman has suffered from Covid, so that could explain his struggles at Lennoxtown, particularly in terms of cardiovascular fitness.
Hopefully, we will see the midfielder improving prior to the New Year as he gets back to full health and match sharpness.
However, with Postecoglou not contributing to McCarthy’s transfer, if he continues to struggle, it might mean he falls down the Parkhead pecking order relatively quickly if things don’t improve.
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