Celtic should stop the torturous midfield partnership of Scott Brown and Nir Bitton.

Since the Israeli international came back, he has joined up with the captain as holding midfielders.

The Hoops are back to where they were before with not needing two sitters in domestic football.

It halts the centre of the pitch and restricts any further attacking developments.

Lennon and Kennedy should know of partnership risks

Two people that will know both players better than anyone are manager Neil Lennon and assistant John Kennedy.

Neil Lennon is familiar with Nir Bitton. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

It was the Irishman who signed the Israeli many years ago and even deployed the Brown-Bitton midfield on occasion.

Kennedy has continued to watch both players’ development, working under three separate managers.

He will know that playing both together comes with its unneeded weaknesses in domestic football.

Lennon vowed not to change too much on his return and is letting Kennedy have a greater say.


The new temporary manager wants everything to run as smooth as it was and not to change too much.

Lennon isn’t wanting drastic changes during his premiership from Brendan Rodgers. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

However, this midfield partnership is clearly not working and must be changed by the next match.

Results show Celtic don’t need Brown and Bitton partnership

An injury hit Celtic at the tail end of last year went on an impressive run.

Brown and Bitton were both injured and there was no recognised holding midfield position.

Ryan Christie emerged as a surprise star and is becoming a starting player because of it.

Ryan Christie is a man thanking last year’s crisis. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Callum McGregor was getting box-to-box and Tom Rogic did his usual thing of being a wizard number 10.

The Hoops were flying high and scoring loads of goals but as injuries started to appear and Brown returned, that attacking element was taken away.

Now, the Hoops seem to be stuck with two sitting players which is really not justified.

Why the likes of Ewan Henderson were hooked at half-time over Bitton beggars belief.

However, to continue in a similar vein to the Aberdeen performance will only be detrimental to the results.

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