Celtic star’s fitness query as pundit ponders ‘question mark’ over summer signing

Celtic star’s fitness query as pundit ponders ‘question mark’ over summer signing

Hamilton hero James McCarthy’s health has been questioned after a troublesome season at Celtic.

The midfielder joined the Hoops final summer time after leaving English Premier League membership Crystal Palace. It’s his first foray again within the Scottish sport since leaving Hamilton.

He has featured simply eight instances within the Premiership and made a cameo look throughout Celtic’s 3-0 Scottish Cup quarter-final win towards Dundee United.

McCarthy is a legend at Hamilton and reminiscences of his time at Accies are dotted across the Fountain of Youth Stadium.

Now 31, the midfielder emerged in South Lanarkshire as a young person and made one look wanting 100 earlier than transferring south to Wigan in 2009.

Former Rangers and Scotland star Alan Hutton believes McCarthy’s health has confirmed an enormous ‘query mark’ throughout the Hamilton academy graduate’s time in Glasgow.

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He informed Football Insider : “He’s one other participant that has struggled to remain match. I believe for those who take a look at the choices proper now and the way Ange Postecoglou performs the sport, it’s very excessive depth and excessive power. Is he in a position to do this?

“You take a look at the bottom Hatate covers, even McGregor. They’re workhorses. They rise up and down the pitch, they make issues occur and that query mark is over James McCarthy.

“Is he able to doing that for 90 minutes? At the second, I’m not so certain.

“I believe it’s as much as him to go and show that he can play on this staff. That he can get to the degrees wanted to play that top power soccer.”

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