It is fair to say that Celtic’s Christopher Jullien does not enjoy the Hoops’ visits to Livingston. He has struggled on both occasions that the team have played on that artificial surface this season.

Most recently, he could have done far better for Livingston’s second goal in the midweek 2-2 draw between the teams, where he was easily brushed aside by Lyndon Dykes, a player it is fair to say he does not enjoy playing against.

He struggled against the player in Livingston’s 2-0 win in the Hoops’ first visit to the stadium earlier this season. However, despite the error, there is no doubt that Neil Lennon will keep faith in Jullien, and retain him in the Hoops side for Saturday’s game against St Mirren, and so he should.


Mostly superb this season

Jullien’s struggles against Livingston this season should not take away from the fact that he has been mostly superb for the Hoops this season.

Christopher Jullien vs Copenhagen

Christopher Jullien vs Copenhagen (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

Neil Lennon will have been delighted with the form he has shown and how quickly he has adapted to Scottish football.

Sometimes players just struggle when it comes to certain teams and opposition players. That seems to be the case when it comes to Jullien and Lyndon Dykes.

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Manager will have confidence in player

However, that does not mean that the player should be out of the side because of one indifferent performance. Neil Lennon will have plenty of confidence in Jullien that he will be able to get the performance out of his system when the Hoops come up against St Mirren.

Celtic defender Christopher Jullien celebrates a goal

Celtic defender Christopher Jullien celebrates a goal / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Jullien has been one of Celtic’s best players this season. There is no need for him to be taken out of the side after one indifferent performance at a venue where Celtic have struggled in the past.

Thankfully Neil Lennon will know this, and will keep faith in Jullien that he will return to his usual standards as soon as possible.

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