Celtic legend Pat Bonner has hailed Carl Starfelt after his “really good” performance against Rangers. 

The defender was a key figure in the game after a sloppy start, a problem highlighted by presenter Richard Gordon. 

But Bonner refused to back down in his assessment, defending the player's showing.

Although the former Ireland international does admit reservations about the Swedish defender’s ability on the ball to be a long-term fit for Ange Postecoglou’s side. 

He told the BBC: “I have got to say, from a Celtic perspective today, I thought Starfelt was really good today. 

“He fell away near the end because his legs went away a little.  

Veteran journalist Gordon, set for a new career as Cove Rangers’ PR Guru, interjected: “He had a slow start as well didn’t he though? He kept giving the ball away in the opening 15 minutes!” 

Bonner wasn’t for backing down and defended his point to the broadcaster. 

He said: “I thought from where he’s been (he was good).  

“He played really well in that game, under pressure at times defensively.  

“Not on the ball, and that’s where he’s always going to struggle a little bit.  

“Unfortunately for him, to be a top player in this Celtic team you have to do both.”