Video – ‘French Connection – Back on the Wheel,’ Jullien’s peddling with sidekicks Ntcham and Edouard

THE FRENCH BHOYS seemed to be in high spirits today as they got “back on the wheel” during some light gym work at Lennoxtown this afternoon.

Olivier Ntcham might be trying to explain how he failed to get his name on the scoresheet last night on the plastic pitch at Rugby Park, he certainly had a good few efforts on goal and was unlucky not to find the back of the net.

His fellow countrymen Odsonne Edouard and Christopher Jullien had better luck, each scoring once in Celtic’s 3-1 victory. That said French Eddie did miss an early open goal when Leigh Griiffiths was fouled by the Kilmarnock goalkeeper Koprivec and the ball fell to the striker who someone missed the target.

And before Jullien headed home Celtic’s third and decisive goal with a powerful header he had an earlier opportunity to do just that but headed well over the bar.

With Ntcham common close on two occasions, the three Frenchmen could have had a brace each.

Here are the three French Bhoys today on their bikes and getting ready for Ross County on Saturday at Celtic Park. That game incidentally is now completely sold out.

Coming next – Scott Brown has watch the footage back and reckons that Power should have seen red and he explain why. The Celtic captain also defends Leigh Griffiths for the abuse that he has been taking from that Uncle Albert character near the Celtic technical area and Kris Boyd in the commentary box.


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