Celtic urged to sign player from Premiership rivals

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A 3-1 scoreline at the weekend made the Celtic win over Motherwell look more comfortable than it was. Another underwhelming first-half performance was thankfully followed by a much more impressive second-half showing from the Hoops. Two very late goals added to Adam Idah’s equaliser and sealed a much-needed win for Brendan Rodgers' side.

There were plenty of positives for the Hoops in the second half at Fir Park. The return of Cameron Carter-Vickers from injury as a substitute steadied the defence and restricted Motherwell's chances on goal. Tomoko Iwata looked cool, calm and tidy in possession, and should continue to play a bigger role, as he did against Dundee FC in the following game.

Idah and Hyun-jun Yang were also impressive substitutes in creating and in the striker's case putting away more chances. Paulo Bernardo replaced Iwata but helped Celtic maintain control in the latter stages.

Luis Palma may still get criticism for his overall play. But if he keeps adding to his goal tally, now up to 9 for Celtic along with 10 assists, then he will continue to get minutes.

Celtic urged to sign player from Premiership rivals

Motherwell had impressed in the first half. They created some clear chances and Blair Spittal’s goal came from some brilliant play by youngster Lennon Miller on the edge of the Celtic penalty box. His swift feet left Callum McGregor chasing shadows before a perfect pass to the eventual goalscorer.

Miller, just 17 years of age and the son of ex-Aberdeen player Lee Miller, had a great game overall and attracted plenty of attention. There were suggestions that Celtic should sign him up as he looks a real prospect. As reported by the Daily Record, Charlie Mulgrew told Sky Sports:

"You see the effect he has on the game today. He’s like a man the way he plays. He is so clever. We see him asking for the keeper to take the goal kick up and flick it on like his dad used to do. What a player. Level-headed boy. Comes from a good family as well.

“If I was Celtic or Rangers I would sign him now and have him in the team. What a player he is."

Chris Sutton added his endorsement of Miller afterwards too, as the former Celtic hero tweeted out:

Rodgers appeared to congratulate Miller for his display after the game as well. It remains to be seen whether all of this ultimately leads to a transfer move from Celtic for the 17-year-old Motherwell wonderkid.