HIBERNIAN head teach Neil Lennon has accused Efe Ambrose’s critics of “deleting four years of historical past” as he launched a passionate defence of the a lot-maligned stopper.
The 28-12 months-previous, who not played a competitive match due to the fact Celtic were overwhelmed 1-zero by way of Lincoln pink Imps remaining July, has joined Hibs on an ‘emergency mortgage’ deal and will make a snappy-fire debut towards St Mirren this night.
whereas his growth stalled in latest campaigns below Ronny Deila and Brendan Rodgers, Ambrose used to be an ordinary underneath Lennon, starring in a run to the Champions League closing-sixteen in 2012/thirteen and impressing in wins over the likes of Barcelona, Ajax and Spartak Moscow.
despite his excessive-profile blunders in contemporary campaigns, Lenny reckons believes many snipers have short recollections.
He stated: “He has high quality. He has been at Celtic for four or 5 seasons now and, whereas it possibly hasn’t long past as well as he would have favored within the closing couple of seasons, below me he used to be incredible.
“i believe the first 4 years of his time at Celtic had been deleted from history, with the way in which individuals speak about him now. it is a guy who played in all my Champions League video games and made the final 16.
“people all the time talk in regards to the mistakes he has made from late, the excessive profile mistakes, but we’ve got all made them. i’ve made plenty! I performed with Bobo [Balde] who had a number of in his time – however I don’t suppose he will get derided as much as folks are likely to mock Efe.
“What I want to do is get him back enjoying and being a success for us after which go back to Celtic stuffed with self assurance.
“Efe was once a guy who used to be on the coronary heart of a variety of implausible results at Celtic. He has gained the African countries Cup with his united states of america so he has nice pedigree. he’s best 28, he’s at his height and he’ll be recent because he has now not played a lot football lately.
“we are very lucky to get him. I also assume it is a coup for us that he wanted to come.”
Culled from cut-off date news.