Some Celtic fans react to Patryk Klimala's display on first start for the club

By John McGinley

February 9, 2020

Some Celtic fans have given the thumbs up on Patryk Klimala after his first-ever start for the club on Sunday afternoon.

The Polish forward had come off the bench three times prior to today’s Scottish Cup encounter away to Clyde but was trusted by Neil Lennon for the first time to lead our attack.

It was a massive opportunity for the player, getting 75 minutes under his belt before being replaced by Vakoun Bayo.

He’ll have been disappointed to miss a golden chance one-on-one with the Clyde goalkeeper in the first half but overall fans saw signs of a player that can eventually make a big impact at the Hoops.

In difficult conditions at Broadwood, he managed to link up well with his teammates at times, also showing good pace and movement off the ball.

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It was his flick-on at a corner that allowed captain Scott Brown to score Celtic’s second goal in a 3-0 victory, registering his first assist.

He also coped decently with the physical nature of the Clyde defence, dusting himself down from a few meaty challenges and persevering.

Celtic striker Patryk Klimala / (Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The performance was far from a blow away one but it was a decent first start and no doubt the minutes played coupled with the confidence of his manager will allow him to progress further now.

These fans took to Twitter today to share their thoughts after a first real glimpse at the 21-year-old…

https://twitter.com/gshep6788/status/1226520796799131650

https://twitter.com/CMcCeltic/status/1226518173958254592


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