Brendan appears to rate Idah highly, what it means for Oh

Brendan seems to hold Idah in high regard, where does that leave Oh?

Adam Idah has started the last two games under Brendan Rodgers with the young Irishman seeming to be held in high regard by the Celtic manager. He looks a bit raw, but you can tell there is talent there regarding the on loan Norwich man. You could also say that about our other centre forward Oh.

Ask yourself this question, do you think that Brendan would have started the South Korean in two consecutive matches? I have my doubts about that. Like Idah, Oh is a big strong young player who can lead the line well and is a physical presence, but maybe where Idah has a head start on the South Korean is his ability to play anywhere across the forward line. And of course he is a penalty kick specialist, something Celtic have been crying out for.

Oh is a natural front man and is more suited to that roll, so I can kind of see why Brendan seems to favour Idah. Of course Oh is just back from representing his country at the Asian Cup, so maybe he will get his chance sometime soon and he is a Celtic player on a permanent contract, while Adam Idah is merely here for the next four months unless there is a further development at the end of the season. Reports last week indicated that it would cost Celtic around £3m to sign Idah on a permanent contract but we’ll have to wait to see if that materialises.

I like Oh and I think he has plenty of potential, but he needs a run of games just like Idah, who was mostly used as a substitute for Norwich this season before moving to Glasgow.

Whether Oh gets that chance with Idah appearing to be ahead of him in the manager’s thoughts, remains to be seen. With Celtic yesterday playing two strikers yesterday with a 4,4,1,1 formation it increases the opportunities for the three strikers currently at club. We must forget about Kyogo!

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  1. I’ll give him time but his height and bulk he isn’t the player Celtic fans thought he’s not the hartson type hold ball up win most ariel duels oh is more if of an aggressive player and presses better we haven’t seen the best of the two of them I’m sure idah would be better on break aways which teams in spl park the bus you seen against st mirren even on a bumpy pitch the first goal two passes the third past the goalkeeper that’s what Celtic players can do when teams come forward coaches know it and are frightened to go past their on half .Sundays game was thought to be a tough one with st murren playing well and Celtic struggling to play with a settled team our defence were up for the ariel attack they were not bullied like most pundits were saying midfield won tackles played passes on an anti football pitch we won well and the fans seen a team playing together yes we showed confidence on the ball