‘Gets Far Too Much Hate’ ‘There’s A Decent Player In There’ Fans React After Celtic Ace’s Cameo V St Mirren

Celtic winger Yang Hyun-jun came on for the final half-hour of the 2-0 win over St Mirren at the weekend and he made a good impression.

The 21-year-old has been away with South Korea at the Asian Cup but he returned to the matchday squad for the Scottish Cup tie on Sunday afternoon.

Supporters on X believe Yang does have the potential to be an excellent player but he is a raw talent and some feel needs to produce more in the final third of the pitch:

Yang will offer Celtic more depth in wide areas

The Hoops have been lacking pace and a direct threat from out wide in recent weeks but, with Yang and Daizen Maeda both having returned from international duty, they should give manager Brendan Rodgers more options to stretch opponents.

With Marco Tilio and Mikey Johnston having left on loan last month, and Liel Abada seemingly on his way out of the club, Yang could play a more prominent role in the second half of the season.

He needs to offer more of a goal threat

While the South Korean international does cause problems for opposition defences with his dribbling and his ability to get into good positions, he has scored just 1 goal and provided 1 assist in 23 appearances.

If Yang is to nail down a starting place in the coming months and years, he will have to produce more of an end product than that.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.