Pat Bonner has urged Celtic to ensure Japanese star Reo Hatate is given a complete reset at the end of the campaign. 

The midfielder exploded onto the Scottish game after his January arrival and he capped a brilliant start with a scintillating double against Rangers at Parkhead. 

Since then, he’s struggled to find a similar level of top form and looked tired, something that hasn't gone unnoticed by fans. 

This is unsurprising given he arrived at the end of the J-League season and continued without a break into the battle for the Premiership title. 

Hoops legend Bonner wants to see the star given the chance to shine after some rest and recuperation. 

He told the BBC: “Reo Hatate is interesting, Ange brought him off today. The crowd were getting on top of him but he’s young. 

“He looks as if he needs a complete post-season. A real rest. 

“Then you might see a better player. 

“The first night he came I watched him here and thought he was sensational and looked a fantastic player but he hasn’t been able to keep that going. 

“He looked very, very heavy-legged and everything isn’t happening for him and the crowd are starting to get onto him a little bit. 

“I think he needs a really good rest but he’s young and he could become a great player.”