Celtic’s teenage defender Marcus Fraser has praised Daniel Majstorovic for helping him through his European debut in the 3-1 victory over Rennes.
The 17-year-old was thrust into the action for the second half of the crunch Europa League clash after replacing the injured Glen Loovens at the interval.
The youth academy graduate impressed alongside the veteran Swedish defender, who has come in for plenty of criticism so far this term, ensuring Neil Lennon’s men picked up their first group stage win.
And speaking after the game Fraser said: “Big Dan helped me through the game from coming on at half time right until the final whistle.
“He won everything and was a brick wall at the back.”
The French side took an early lead when captain Kader Mangane headed home after just 100 seconds.
But a double from Anthony Stokes and a late Gary Hooper strike helped give the Hoops all three points.
When asked whether he was nervous at making his competitive debut he added: “I didn’t really have time (to feel nervous), it was just so quick.
“I just got on the park and did what I had to do. It was really good with some of their strikers trying to run in behind and some were coming short.
“Their movement was really good but I thought we coped with it really well.”