Like you, no doubt, I could see Boli Bolingoli far enough last summer. His actions kicked off a series of mishaps that destroyed Celtic’s title challenge by October. Ange Postecoglou has been clear with his intentions towards the player, despite a raft of injuries, Ange has played youths and a right back on the left, with Bolingoli available for selection.
The 26-year-old remains on the payroll. Unless we pay him off, like we did with Olivier Ntcham, or manage to convince someone to take him, a feat we were unable to do during the recent transfer window, he will remain at Celtic for another two years.
He played Champions League football last season and Europa League campaigns the years before that, there are too few in the squad with anything like that experience to call on.
Josip Juranovic’s hamstring may feel fine by Thursday morning, but honestly, would you be happy putting that muscle to the test, knowing we travel to Pittodrie on Sunday? I like Adam Montgomery. He is fast and can dribble and has real potential in the game. Exposing him to too many difficult games, though, can have a negative effect. I would rather both Adam and Josip were rested and ready for Sunday. For a whole raft of reasons, Bolingoli should start against Leverkusen on Thursday, he is experienced enough and I think he owes us one.