Celtic player ratings vs Hamilton – Who did well for Brendan Rodgers’ men?
Dedryck Boyata, who was targeted by Celtic fans through a banner claiming “he is not fit to wear the jersey”, responded by scoring the only goal for the Scottish champions to beat Hamilton in a game which lacked verve.
This victory has placed Brendan Rodgers’ men second in the table with the Old Firm derby coming up next week. It was not a performance which will fill the manager with great pride, however, his team did just enough to grind out a win and remain on course before a huge game next week.
Here’s how the Celtic players rated against Hamilton:
Celtic player ratings
Craig Gordon (6/10)
Wasn’t called upon to make several saves as Hamilton were happy to sit deep and soak up the pressure.
Mikael Lustig (6.5/10)
Again as mentioned earlier, Lustig wasn’t tested defensively because the opposition was so deep in their own half. Assisted the Boyata goal.
Dedryck Boyata (7.5/10)
Scored the only goal of the game and commanded the backline, even though there wasn’t much to do. A good way to win some support back.
Kristoffer Ajer (6/10)
Played decently in a defence which remained untested for most of the game.
James Forrest (7/10)
Tried to make things happen from the right wing-back position and he almost played as a right-winger. He nearly scored the opener, only for the Hamilton keeper to deny the effort.
Scott Brown (6/10)
Kept things ticking in the midfield but he could have done better to involve himself in the attacks as Celtic had three defenders at the back.
Callum McGregor (6/10)
Tried his best to unlock the door but couldn’t/ He should have done better with the lovely chance he received from Kieran Tierney down the left-hand side.
Kieran Tierney (6.5/10)
Tierney was the only one who offered verve and attacking outlet for Rodgers’ men. Created a presentable chance for McGregor, only for the midfielder to miss.
Tom Rogic (6.5/10)
Rogic was tireless with his work-rate, constantly looking for a threading pass or a shot towards the goal. But it just didn’t happen for him.
Moussa Dembele (6.5/10)
Was involved in the solitary goal of the game. In addition, he also contributed to a few of the goalscoring moments created by Celtic. His lovely curling shot from 20 yards clipped the crossbar and missed a header from point-blank range to sum the day up.
Leigh Griffiths (5.5/10)
It was his corner which brought the goal but his performance was nowhere near the best.
Olivier Ntcham (Sub on after 67 mins) (6/10)
Came on to add creativity but couldn’t provide that.
Michael Johnston (Sub on after 68 mins) (5.5/10)
Couldn’t impact the game enough.
Ryan Christie (Sub on after 81 mins) (N/A)
No time to impact.