Celtic boss Neil Lennon gave midfielder Ismaila Soro his debut against Ross County in the 5-0 win on Saturday and supporters were impressed by what they saw of the 22-year-old.
Although it was a brief 15-minute cameo from the Ivorian, fans on Twitter have been calling on Lennon to give Soro more games over the coming weeks and months following his first appearance:
Very good player 👍🇮🇪☘️☘️
— John Coogan (@JohnCoo15416974) September 14, 2020
Really think this guy could be the goods. I hope he gets a bit of a run in the team.
— Gerard Paul Morgan (@morgzbhoy88) September 15, 2020
Looks like a bundle of energy. Will reserve judgment until he comes up against tougher opposition but def deserves more game time or what's the point in him being around
— James Lafferty (@weejamito) September 14, 2020
He's basically the mold of Kante.
— Martin Stewart (@Mjps890816) September 14, 2020
I'd like to see him rotating with Broony over the course of the season. Would make sense to have Broony play 3 games & then rest for 1 game with Soro in his place
— Celtic Down Under (@CelticDown) September 14, 2020
Gives off a wanyama vibe in the sense of he’s not scared to get stuck in and is like a battering ram when making a challenge, I know physical wise he doesn’t look like it but that’s what I think from what I’ve seen so far of him and also can pick a pass, look forward to more
— Celticbhoy67 (@Celticbhoy6796) September 14, 2020
Gotta be a song now using david bowies song sorrow
— josephine curran (@jojocurran1) September 14, 2020
Soro’s lack of game time since his £2m move from Bnei Yehuda in the January transfer window has perplexed some supporters but it is thought that the midfielder needed to adapt to both the team’s style of play as well as Scottish football in general.
With the global health crisis having curtailed the second half of last season, there weren’t many opportunities to give the player minutes on the pitch, but he has been in every matchday squad for league games this campaign suggesting he is in Lennon’s plans for the future.