Celtic attacking midfielder Ryan Christie missed a couple of gilt-edged chances in the woeful 1-0 defeat to Ross County yesterday evening.
The Scottish international was by no means the only poor player on the night but his form, in general, this season has left a lot to be desired, and fans on Twitter have run out of patience:
Leave him in Dingwall please
— Kieran (@KeernClark) February 21, 2021
Lennon and Christie out now
— dave carnegie (@davecarnegie6) February 21, 2021
— DJ (@MckirdyDeclan) February 21, 2021
Forcing Christie into the team every week is ruining the whole shape and balance of the team….he , turnbull and rogic all coming short for the ball….not a single player available to stretch them at the back
— Ronan Sheehan (@newryhurler1) February 21, 2021
GET HIM OUT NOW
— colinjon (@colinjonperform) February 21, 2021
Can we please just sell Christie
— Derek (@Derek74207944) February 21, 2021
— Craig🍀 (@CraigFarq) February 21, 2021
Can you ask Charlie when we can expect Barcelona to make their offer?
— Steven Clark (@hotbaws1) February 21, 2021
Please sell this most overrated dud I have ever had the mispleasure if watching.
— Old Bru (@Stevend51727519) February 21, 2021
Starting Christie up front was an odd decision by manager Neil Lennon. The midfielder has struggled in front of goal this campaign, having only hit the back of the net five times in all competitions, so selecting him ahead of a more recognised striker, was questionable.
The player has not endeared himself to the fanbase, having been reluctant to sign a contract extension, and many feel that the 25-year-old’s mind is already elsewhere.
Based on last night’s performance, though, Christie may find it hard to attract a club who are willing to shell out on him.