CELTIC misfit Nadir Ciftci’s Plymouth misery continued with his side’s 3-0 home flop against Doncaster.
The 25-year-old, who agreed a season-long loan that will effectively end his Hoops career, has yet to score a goal for the League One side in six games.
Boss Derek Adams, however, is refusing to publicly criticise the Turkish frontman who cost Ronny Deila £1.5million when he signed a three-year deal from Dundee United in July 2015.
The former Ross County gaffer said: “I’m not going to discuss the player through the media because that’s not right.”
Adams’ problems are piling up at Argyle after slumping to second bottom of the division and having Sonny Bradley ordered off on Saturday, the fourth player to be red-carded in as many games at Home Park.
Ciftci will be hoping to get the breakthrough goal when the strugglers, who haven’t won in their last seven league games, travel to Wigan tomorrow night.
The local newspaper in Plymouth last week posted a podcast on the vexing subject of Nadir Ciftci. The local journalists couldn’t understand how slow he was, how he seemed to lack a first touch and why he’d not even come close to scoring for their team.
They seemed to have real faith in Derek Adams so were prepared to continue to scratch their heads on Ciftci for a game or two more but reckoned another few flops from the on-loan Celtic man and the support would turn against him.
It looks like he has 90 minutes to turn thing around.
But it’s not looking good for the player who lost his Celtic number 7 shirt to Paddy Roberts.
What was Ronny thinking when he signed Ciftci?
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