Celtic Legend Calls for Striking Reinforcements

Ex-Celt Davie Hay has called on Nicky Hammond to recruit at least a couple of strikers to be signed in January to bolster the options available to Neil Lennon. Odsonne Edouard remains Celtic’s only fit striker due to injuries to Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Bayo.

As reported in The Evening Times, the former Celtic player and manager reckons that even if Griffiths is back in the fold, Celtic need more options in the striking department.

“Regardless of whether Leigh Griffiths returns and is back to his sharpest or not, I think there is a call for at least one and maybe two strikers to be brought in.

“In every other position, there are two or three options, whereas Odsonne Edouard is being asked to play an awful lot of minutes up top, and often on his own.

“The game against Motherwell was a case in point. I’m sure Neil would have loved to have given him a rest with the team two goals to the good, but he played the full 90 minutes.

“Any kind of injury to him and Celtic would be in a tricky position.”

Celtic head into an eleven match period across six weeks with just one fit striker, which means that Mikey Johnston, Scott Sinclair and Ryan Christie could all be utilised in the central forward role to protect Celtic’s Number 22.

Edouard is currently on duty with French’s U21s, where he has taken his tally to ten goals in five games. However, this success could cost Celtic.

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