Taylor says Celtic duo are finding their groove ahead of crucial week

Greg Taylor has said that Celtic striking partnership are looking good and getting better as they find their groove by playing together again. The pair of Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths were in a menacing mood against Hamilton Accies on Saturday and will be hoping to start on Wednesday when Celtic host Dundee United in a 3pm kick-off at Paradise.

As reported by the Scottish Sun, Taylor said that Edouard is looking like he was back to his best whilst Griffiths was complementing his French striking colleague.

“I thought Odsonne Edouard was superb. Really good. I’m sure he’ll be delighted with his goal and overall performance.

“It’s a different season for everyone with the lack of fans, the pandemic, and you have to react to people getting the virus unfortunately. I think Odsonne looked right at it and long may that continue. His partnership with Leigh Griffiths was so important last season.

“They looked good against Hamilton. I thought they played well together and they enjoyed it.

“We have got lots of strong options, but those two both scored so I’m sure they are pleased. We knew it would be difficult and the weather played a big part.”

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The pair finding their form again could be the key to Celtic mounting a comeback to win 10IAR. They currently sit 16 points behind Rangers but have 3 games in hand. Neil Lennon’s side face Dundee United on Wednesday at the same time as Rangers travel to face St Mirren then Saturday sees the sides meet at Ibrox.

Griffiths was back on the scoresheet with a thunderous strike from the edge of the area. That now takes the 30-year-old to three goals in three games as he continues his return to fitness. The pair connected well and seemed to find their groove into the second half as it will likely take a wee while to click before they get back to their all-conquering best.

The second half saw Odsonne Edouard inspire a quick-fire two goal lead with an assist and a goal for the Frenchman, he was also involved in the third goal as his header cracked the post before Turnbull slotted it home. The promising sign would be that Edouard was being able to come deep and interact in the game, taking the ball on the turn and running at the defenders, while Griffiths runs in behind.

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