VAKOUN BAYO has opened up about his difficult start at Celtic with the player only managing 3 minutes of first team football since making the move in January.

The striker had to get up to speed with former manager Brendan Rodgers telling fans to be patient with the frontman.

However, Rodgers’ departure has made the strikers route to the first team much harder with Neil Lennon opting to play a more familiar team and not taking chances with players who have yet to cement their place in the team.

While on international duty with the Ivory Coast under 23s, the player spoke about his Celtic start.

“The departure of the former coach has somewhat mixed my plans. Today, there is a new boss who runs the team. It is not easy.” Bayo admitted.

“But, as a professional, I give the best of me to convince him.

“I have played only one match with the first team since my arrival. Afterwards, I have taken part in several matches with the reserves, but given what I can produce on the field, I should quickly find the top team.

Given my current performances, I think everything should be in order for me.

“I am a fighter. If I’m at Celtic, it’s because I have a talent, so it’s up to me to fight to win my place.”

Great attitude from the striker. His first team hopes have not been helped by Celtic cutting results close in recent weeks. With games on a knife edge until late on it’s difficult to bed a new player in.



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