Timothy Weah fails after being handed unexpected Celtic start

By John Reid

May 5, 2019

One of the intriguing subplots of Celtic’s 3-0 win over Aberdeen was the decision by Neil Lennon to unexpectedly start loan attacker Timothy Weah.

Weah started only his fourth game of the season for the Hoops, after joining the club from PSG in Janaury.

Unfortunately, Weah failed to make the most of his unexpected opportunity.

On the margins

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He was stuck on the margins of the game. It was no shock to see him replaced in the second-half by fellow loanee Oliver Burke.

What happens next with the player remains to be seen. His loan deal expires at the end of the season. As yet, there are no indications if he will return to Glasgow next season.

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More questions than answers

Weah’s performance against Aberdeen leaves more questions than answers. He has mostly impressed in his performances for the Hoops, but on the big stage of a title party he failed to make an impression.

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Weah’s advisors also may not be best pleased about the lack of starts Weah has had in his time at the club. Although when you consider his performance against Aberdeen, perhaps Celtic have been right not to start Weah that often.

Obviously the story of who will be Celtic’s next manager will dominate the summer at the club. But Weah’s future at the club is also worth keeping an eye on.