"I've been part of his plans so far and I think that the games I've played have been to his satisfaction," said Blinker
On Saturday, against a spirited Hibs side, Blinker
showed that he could be a player for Barnes.
's been the target for some verbal abuse from Celtic fans this season but recent form suggests he's on his way back.
CELTIC.- Gould 6; Annoni 6, Stubbs 7, Hannah 6, Boyd 6, McNamara 7, Burley 8, Lambert 8, Wieghorst 8, LARSSON 9, Blinker
's Dutch pal Bobby Petta also seems to be ahead of him in the queue.
Now, after overcoming a series of injuries, Blinker
is at last capturing the hearts and minds of the Parkhead faithful.
The first came when he blocked a Blinker
left-foot shot after he had been set up by McNamara and Burley.
, who admitted yesterday that Barnes and Argentine legend Maradona were two of his football idols as a kid, is facing his toughest battle yet for a regular starting place after already spending most of his time in Glasgow on the fringes of the first team.
is attracting Ajax's attention after returning to the Celtic side, following five months out in the cold.
was ordered off and no fewer than eight players booked as referee Willie Young battled to maintain law and order.
Along with the irrepressible Henrik Larsson and rejuvenated Regi Blinker
, the prodigal son posed too many problems for a Hearts defence which has cost manager Jim Jefferies a lot of sleepless nights this season.
believes Celtic can transfer their hot Celtic Park form to Fir Park this afternoon - and that spells trouble for Motherwell.