Kristoffer Ajer names the man who has taken his game to new heights

By John Reid

July 17, 2019

Celtic centre-back Kristoffer Ajer has revealed that Hoops assistant manager John Kennedy has been a great help to him in his current run in the Celtic side.

Ajer has been a stand-out for the Hoops over the last six months. He has disclosed that Kennedy has played a big part in that. He has also revealed that Hoops boss Neil Lennon has encouraged Ajer to get even better as a player.

“The gaffer has been really good to me and has talked to me about what I can improve on” he told the Celtic Twitter account.

“Enjoying every single moment”

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“I work with John Kennedy after every session, and I’m enjoying every single moment here.”

It should be remembered that Kennedy was an excellent centre-back for the Hoops before a serious injury derailed much of his career.

However, he can use all his know-how has a player to help Ajer get even better as a defender.

Ajer could be set for unfamiliar role once more

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It will be interesting to see where Ajer features in the Celtic side to face Sarajevo in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

In the first leg, he played in the mostly unfamiliar role of right-back. Until the Hoops bring in another right-back, that situation could continue in the second leg.

However, for the long-term, Ajer should be a centre-back for the Hoops. If Kennedy can help him improve as a player, all the better for Celtic.