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Celtic fans discuss Albian Ajeti as Ange Postecoglou tastes victory in first pre-season friendly

Ange Postecoglou watched his Celtic side come from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 in Newport on Wednesday afternoon. It was the Aussie gaffer’s first game in charge, and after a poor start – Celtic looked comfortable. Celtic fans discussed the display of Albian Ajeti on Twitter.

Postecoglou took his side to Wales to take on Wednesday, in a match that saw new Celtic sign Liam Shaw start against the side he has just left. He named a mix of first-team fringe players and youngsters to start the match, before making 10 changes on the hour mark. Ajeti started.

It has been a tricky time for Ajeti north of the border. The 24-year-old played 31 times for the Hoops in all competitions last season. But the ex-West Ham and Basel ace only clocked up six goals and four assists. Postecoglou, somewhat surprisingly, started him and made him captain.

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It was Josh Windass that scored the first goal of the game. The ex-Rangers ace found the back of the net after just three minutes to get Postecoglou’s first match off to a shocker, but Celtic’s class rang true in the end. Receiving the ball on the left-hand side of the area, the Swiss striker cut inside.

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His low shot found the back of the net and got Celtic fans on par, before Owen Moffat and Odsonne Edouard got themselves goals to secure a 3-1 win. Celtic fans were full of praise for Ajeti on Twitter after the match, with some suggesting the striker has lost weight and looked fitter.

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