FAIR play to Mikael Lustig, who has fought his way back into the Celtic reckoning since Neil Lennon’s arrival to make the right-back spot his own.

When Jeremy Toljan was brought into the club in January, there wouldn’t have been many among the Celtic support who would have thought Lustig had any sort of future at the club. That looked to be the case even more as Toljan started life on loan from Borussia Dortmund well, and turned in some solid performances.

The departure of Brendan Rodgers though opened the door for Lustig again, and he has certainly made the most of the opportunity, performing well in that right-back role in both a defensive and an offensive capacity.

To my mind, Celtic need bodies through the door this summer, and it is clear that at 32, Lustig is not the long-term solution in his position. I would like to see a younger, first-choice right-back brought in, but I do wonder if Celtic may see the value in keeping Lustig around.

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He has huge experience, having seen and done it all at the club during his years of really good service, and it might not be the worst thing in the world to have him around the place for another season even as a back-up, if he was amenable to playing such a role.

Lustig himself may decide of course that the time has come to head home, with AIK already confirming they are keen to land him in the summer, and if he does decide to leave then I’m sure he will go with the thanks of every Celtic supporter for what he has done for the club over the years.

He’s had a great Celtic career no matter what happens.