Timothy Weah’s game-time at Parkhead is now becoming an absolute joke.
Overlooked consistently for the likes of Scott Sinclair, the USA international has only made three starts in four months. He’s made 17 appearances for Celtic overall, but 14 of them have come from late substitute appearances.
That’s despite the fact Weah has looked like one of Celtic’s most creative sparks when on the pitch. He rarely disappoints after coming on, and has shown much more than Sinclair and Jonny Hayes in recent months.
But, speaking on his Instagram page, Weah continued to keep his positive frame of mind going. Captioned on a picture of himself and Olivier Ntcham, the American had the following statement to say:
“Not the result we wanted but we keep going…..happy to also get more minutes.”
It’s becoming clear at this point
Regardless of what Weah does, he just can’t get it into Lennon’s mind that he should be starting games. He scored on his last start against St Mirren, but was dropped just days later for the visit of Livingston.
Against Hibernian, Weah arguably set up our best chance of the game, despite only being on for the final 10 minutes. It was he who set up Odsonne Edouard for his late one-v-one opportunity, but Ofir Marciano denied him.
Weah’s attitude is being challenged here. But he’s in no mood to throw the dummy out of the pram, and he continues to impress with his off-field behaviour as well as his on-field qualities.
But what’s also becoming clear is that Lennon just doesn’t seem interested in featuring Weah consistently. Interestingly, this can be said for all of our current loan players at the club.
In recent weeks, Weah can be added to the list of loan players not getting game-time at Parkhead. Filip Benkovic, Jeremy Toljan, Oliver Burke, and Weah are all failing to get opportunities under Lennon. Instead, the Northern Irishman has been putting his trust in players who aren’t confirmed to be away next season.
Weah will hopefully be given a chance to be unleashed against the likes of Aberdeen and Rangers. But, the truth is, you shouldn’t hold your breath on it.