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Celtic fans discuss Stephen Welsh display as Hoops draw against FC Midtjylland

Celtic failed to build on Liel Abada’s first goal for the Hoops on Tuesday night as Danish side FC Midtjylland pegged them back to draw 1-1. In what was a second-round Champions League qualifier, both sides finished with 10 men. Celtic fans, though, were impressed with defender Stephen Welsh.

Ange Postecoglou fielded a somewhat surprising line-up for his first game in charge. A team highlighting his lack of options in defence, Anthony Ralston and Nir Bitton were used alongside Welsh and Greg Taylor. Vasilias Barkas got the nod between the sticks – ahead of Scott Bain.

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What have Celtic fans said about Welsh?

While it is was a recognisable midfield, Abada got the nod above James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard kept Albian Ajeti out of the side. It paid off, as Abada scored the opener – tapping home after Ryan Christie had a shot saved. But Bitton got a red card just before the break, for a second yellow.

Anders Dreyer’s dive saw the Israeli defender react, and earn a second yellow. But Dreyer himself was sent off, before Evander curled a free-kick past Barkas. While it was only a 1-1 draw, in a tie without away goals, Celtic fans applauded defender Welsh amid Celtic’s lack of options at the back.

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