There was plenty of frustration among the Celtic support when it emerged that Neil Lennon was to choose Jonny Hayes ahead of Greg Taylor for our crucial Europa League clash at the Stadio Olimpico.
Not only had we shelled out £2.2million (Daily Mail) for Taylor barely two months earlier, but Hayes wasn’t even really seen as a full-back at all.
He was someone who had filled in there occasionally when needed. But in Rome against a top Serie A side? It was a tough ask.
But Lennon went with the Irishman and now, as Celtic prepare to face Rangers in the Betfred Cup final, it looks like a complete masterstroke.