CELTIC’S Saidy Janko was celebrating on Tuesday as Brendan Rodgers’ team were being hammered 7-0.
The Swiss right-back got his season-long loan at Barnsley off to a superb start with a wonderful strike in a 4-0 win over Wolves.
Janko also set up another goal with a good run and cross as his temporary club moved to within a point of the top of the Championship.
He was jettisoned by the Hoops boss after having a torrid time in the Champions League play-off second leg as the Parkhead outfit lost 2-0 to Hapoel Be’er Sheva and edged into the group stages on a 5-4 aggregate.
Rodgers moved swiftly to sign West Brom’s Costa Rican international Cristian Gamboa who made a surprise debut against Barcelona – and was less than impressive.
Janko, who was bought in July last year by Ronny Deila, has already experienced playing in England’s second tier when he was loaned by Manchester United to Bolton in February last year.
He believes a return across the border will put him in a position to play football at a better standard.
The 20-year-old said: “Celtic is a huge club always fighting for the title, but I think the Championship is more competitive, the football down here is more competitive, every team wants to get to the Premier League.
“You only have to look at the Swansea versus Chelsea game to see how close the games are.”
Janko started only eight games for the Parkhead men in a debut campaign disrupted by injury.
Rodgers brought him in for pre-season and the start of the term, but his dodgy display in Israel convinced the Irishman he needed to strengthen the right-hand side of the defence.
It was Davie Moyes who took the player to Old Trafford on a free transfer from Zurich in the summer of 2013.
Janko didn’t make an appearance in the league and played one game for the Scotsman’s replacement Louis van Gaal – the disastrous 4-0 League Cup loss to MK Dons in August 2014.