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Jonny Hayes must get back up to speed quickly for Celtic

Jonny Hayes must get back up to speed quickly for Celtic

Celtic completed successive trebles last season, as they remained the dominant force in Scottish football.

In a side with so many stand out players, it is hard for some to make an impact. There are several stars at Celtic who form a crucial part of the side. Indeed, players such as Scott Brown, Tom Rogic, Scott Sinclair and Mikael Lustig are the standard of player expected in this modern Celtic side.

After being so dominant domestically, Rodgers will be plotting how to improve his side in Europe this summer. The club crashed out of both the Champions League and Europa League last season, despite the fact they dominated in their native Scotland.

One player who will be desperate to prove his worth is Jonny Hayes. The 31-year-old played a starring role for Aberdeen for many seasons before his move to Celtic. Hayes signed for Celtic for an undisclosed fee from Aberdeen in 2017. However, things have so far not gone to plan for Hayes, who has made just six Scottish Premiership appearances for the Hoops.

In December 2017, Hayes suffered a broken leg whilst playing Dundeee in the SPL. This put him out for the season, meaning he has not been able to showcase his talents at Celtic Park. Jonny Hayes is valued at £720,000 by Transfermarkt.

At 31-years-old, time is against Hayes to show what he can do whilst still at the top of his game. This is the season he could have a crucial impact and show his worth for Celtic, and he needs to seize this opportunity. If it doesn’t work out for this season, surely a Celtic Park exit looms for the Irishman.

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