Christopher Jullien is still to make his Celtic debut.
The big 6ft 5in French central-defender joined the club over a month ago and he seems to have taken a little while to get up to speed. Other than playing in the friendly against Rennes, he has been restricted to the sideline as Neil Lennon’s side seemingly improve with every passing match.
The Hoops may have navigated two Champions League qualification ties (barring a monumental collapse in Tallinn) but there is still a feeling that Jullien could bolster their ranks.
So given that it’s been almost five weeks since the 26-year-old signed, is it surprising that he’s not made his competitive debut yet?
Jullien should get his Celtic debut soon
Ideally, Neil Lennon would probably have liked to have given him his bow by now. The Frenchman will be suspended for Celtic’s Premiership opener against St. Johnstone on Saturday so a start in Estonia is probably pretty essential.
Otherwise he would likely make his debut in a Champions League clash against CFR Cluj or Maccabi Tel Aviv. And that can’t be easy.
It’s hard to criticise Lennon too much for his team selection given Celtic have won all their qualifying matches so far. But you can’t help but feel that Jullien could have done with some competitive minutes under his belt.
The Frenchman is clearly taking his time to get up to speed in Glasgow. Hoops fans will be hoping he can hit the ground running when he does eventually touch down.