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2018 Scottish Premiership Football Partick Thistle v Celtic Jan 23rd Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images

Celtic ROARED back from a goal down to once again, bury Partick Thistle and stretch their winless run against us to 26 years.

After a dismal first half outing, the manager brought on Leigh Griffiths, huckling the terrible Mikael Lustig, and switched to a back three, in which there was a considerable improvement in our play, although to be fair, it couldn’t have been much worse than the first 45 mins.

Aided by the gallus Olivier Ntcham in midfield, our flair players eventually got to grips with the game and had it not been for some tremendous saves from Cerny in the Thistle goal, it could have been a much more commanding scoreline.

It was encouraging to see the manager recognise the weak link in the team, and adjust accordingly. After horror shows against Hearts and Rangers in December, and still persisting with Lustig and refusing to change his system, this was a welcome move and it paid off.

The big question is, will he go with three at the back on Saturday against Hibs ? Or revert to the usual system with an under-performing Lustig back in the team against a side who have caused us plenty of problems so far this season ?

Unfortunately I am not a soothsayer, and cannot predict what the manager will do, but surely this is a position that will be strengthened this month, especially with Cristian Gamboa a certainty to be leaving the club.

In the meantime, hopefully Lustig can pack it in with the wacky comments on Instagram and air playing pianos and concentrate more on cutting out the daft mistakes, which have been constant this season.