CHRISS SUTTON is never shy with his opinion and in his latest RecordSport column the Englishman has made it clear what Neil Lennon’s priority should be in the January transfer window.
The summer window only closed in early September but there’s already talk of recruitment and what Celtic might need come the winter break.
For Sutton – it’s simple – Celtic need more depth in their attacking ranks with Leigh Griffiths nor Bayo doing enough to realistically share the burden of goals with the Odsonne Edouard.
“There was a bounce but it’s going to take him (Leigh Griffiths) time to get fully back to where he was a couple of seasons ago. Some setbacks might be expected and we just don’t know where he will be in the process come January.
“It’s a tricky one with Vakoun Issouf Bayo as well. He looks like the kind of player who could score a goal of the season contender one minute and then produce a miss of the season the next.
“He’s still very raw and very much a work in progress. There’s no way he’s at the stage where Lennon can hang his hat on him in a big game.
“Edouard is the man for the massive occasion – while Rangers can take their pick from two in any circumstances.
“It’s an area Celtic could need to address when the transfer window opens in January, and that is even when completely discounting the possibility of selling Edouard.”
Is he right?
Many Celtic fans will be looking at Leigh and believing if he can get a run of games and fully fit he will more than be able to bang in some goals for the cause.
It’s getting the striker to the point he can contribute on a regular basis again. Neil Lennon was hesitant to put Leigh in before he suffered a thigh injury. The manager needs to have confidence in the player and right now there is some work to do on that front.
If we are sitting in January in a similar situation where Edouard couldn’t get a game off or be rested then it would be something the club would have to look at.