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Some Celtic fans heap praise on Ralston’s performance vs Rangers

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A number of Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise on right-back for his performance in the derby against Rangers on Sunday.

The defender put in an impressive display despite his side losing 1-0, as Filip Helander scored the only goal of the match. Carl Starfelt was unable to win his aerial battle with the Rangers man from a corner, with Joe Hart standing no chance of stopping the towering defender’s header from point-blank range.

Ange Postecoglou’s side could not muster up enough attacking efforts to draw level, with Kyogo Furuhashi’s low drive in the 2nd-half that was batted away by McCrorie’s foot the closest they came.

These Hoops supporters flocked to social media after to praise Ralston’s display at right-back, with many enjoying his derby day fight.

What did Celtic fans make of Ralston’s performance?

“Another powerhouse game from Ralston. Most improved Celtic player in a long time.”

Credit: @jbhoymolloy

“Ralston is the only player who can hold their head high after that brilliant once again.”

Credit: @Rikos1967

“Ralston our best player today, kyogo has to play through the middle.”

Credit: @ShayMaxwell__

“Ralston by far the best player for Celtic today captain’s armband in him.”

Credit: @markmccrorie24

“Game very much still in the balance but once again, fairplay to big Tony Ralston, think he’s been our best player so far.”

Credit: @RyanStevenF

“Tony Ralston was brilliant today and fair play to Juranovic. Not easy being out of position in a new team but he handled it very well.”

Credit: @_EwanMcLean

“All the bassey hype when Ralston’s the real tank”

Credit: @ATcfc88

“Ralston is a work horse.”

Credit: @JazzyWoop

With Croatian international Josip Juranovic arriving at the club earlier this month, the 22-year-old may need to continue putting in performances like this to keep his place in the side. The former played at left-back against Steven Gerrard’s side, but is a right-back by trade and could be competing with Ralston in the long-term for that spot on the right in the back four.

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