Video: Superb Ben Siegrist highlight reel that shows Celtic support exactly what to expect

By David Walton

June 22, 2022

Celtic fans have been given a glimpse at what they can expect from new signing Ben Siegrist with a brilliant highlight reel on the goalkeeper from Twitter.

The Hoops confirmed the signing of the former Dundee United shot-stopper last night. It’s a move that has bolstered the competition for Joe Hart’s number one jersey with Siegrist impressing in the Premiership over the last 2 years.

And in a video that perfectly captures the Swiss’ shot-stopping capabilities, Celtic fans can catch a real glimpse of what their new man has in his locker:

Celtic supporters will of course be familiar with Siegrist from his Dundee United days. He regularly made a habit of having top performances against the Bhoys and was a key reason we drew against them twice last season.

It looks as though Siegrist’s natural position in the squad will be behind Hart. However, you would expect plenty of minutes for him next season now that we have a reliable back-up option available.

Siegrist’s performances over the last couple of years suggests he’s an upgrade on both Vasilis Barkas and Scott Bain respectively.

Ben Siegrist a sound signing by Celtic

It’s not supposed to be a signing that captures the imagination and has Celtic fans jumping for joy ahead of the new season. But it’s an extremely sound move from the football club to take advantage of the player’s free contract status.

Going into next season with only Bain as back-up was never going to be good enough. It’s probably partly the reason why Hart played in almost all of our competitive games last season. Ange simply couldn’t rely on who he had in reserve.

Bringing Siegrist to Parkhead hopefully allows the manager to have a more rotational outlook to the goalkeeping position. There’ll be no need to play Hart in every single competition.

Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

And the same goes for when Celtic have a heavy schedule. You can rely on Siegrist featuring at Scottish football’s toughest venues. It doesn’t matter if it’s Tynecastle, Easter Road, or Pittodrie. He’s already shone at all of them and wouldn’t be daunted by the prospect of going to those places with Celtic.

It’s fantastic that we’ve managed to add him to the squad and supporters will see just how valuable a decision the Hoops made in bringing him in.

Hopefully, he’s actually given the opportunity to show what he’s all about.

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