A number of Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise on right-back Anthony Ralston for his performance in the derby against Rangers on Sunday.
The defender put in an impressive display despite his side losing the game 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 the game 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.”
“Ralston is the only player who can hold their head high after that brilliant once again.”
“Ralston our best player today, kyogo has to play through the middle.”
“Ralston by far the best player for Celtic today captain’s armband in him.”
“Game very much still in the balance but once again, fairplay to big Tony Ralston, think he’s been our best player so far.”
“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.”
“All the bassey hype when Ralston’s the real tank”
“Ralston is a work horse.”
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.