Albian Ajeti has been Celtic’s only fit striker since the start of this month. Edouard was sold to Crystal Palace, Leigh Griffiths was sent out on loan to Dundee, Kyogo sustained an injury with Japan and Giakoumakis hasn’t been fit to make his debut as of yet.

The Swiss striker got among the goals against Ross County and Real Betis but against Livingston and Dundee Utd the striker has been found more than wanting. The Dundee Utd game especially, the frontman had a tap in from yards out and blazed it over the bar.

Ajeti then had a second half chance to throw himself at the ball when Abada swung it in but he just missed the ball and another chance went begging.

Celtic legend, Pat Bonner was critical of the striker as are many fans.

Speaking to BBC Sport as cited by Vital Celtic, the former Hoops goalkeeper had this to say:

“If he’s not scoring goals, what else is he doing? That’s the problem. What else is he doing? How does he lend himself to the team?

“Is he making those little runs away pulling people out of position? 

“I think today, I think Turnbull ran forward, I think maybe two, three times in the game from midfield into areas where, where maybe you can play ball over the top and so on.

“They’re  so reliant on the wingers now to be almost a creative players.

“Rogic with his dancing feet we know what he does around the edge of the box now, but that movement off the ball at times, just wasn’t happening.

Ajeti, maybe he’s just given that instruction, ‘You stay in that position and leave the spaces for the wide men to exploit our midfield‘, but they’re not doing it and if they’re not doing it then he looks as if he’s not doing any work, Ajeti.

“And he’s hoping that the balls going to come from the position where he can score a goal, walk off and say well I scored my goal I’m okay, it’s up to the rest of them to do the other piece of the work.”

Let’s face it, when Kyogo and Giakoumakis are back on the scene, Ajeti is likely to be third choice striker. He’s not done enough to this point to be considered a viable option on a regular basis. There’s goals in him, but when we needed him against Dundee Utd, he couldn’t deliver the goods.


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