CALLUM MCGREGOR has looks like he may have accidentally dropped a big hint About Celtic’s starting line up for Sunday.
Speaking at the press conference on Thursday afternoon, the player talked about all things Cup Final and was asked about the differences between the two teams striking threat.
There have been question marks over Odsonne Edouard’s inclusion in the match day squad for Sunday but Callum was speaking like a man who knew the frontman was very much playing in the game.
“Obviously we know how good Odsonne is. He’s scored in so many big games, finals, European games – he is our main man. He’s our talisman and we wouldn’t swap him for anyone.” McGregor told RecordSport.
“I think they’re slightly different. Odsonne likes to come short and link. He can score from outside the box and do something overly special. He just seems to have that knack of coming up with a special goal.
“Obviously Morelos is a wee bit different. He’s more of a penalty-box striker and a wee bit more physical. He’s a great finisher as well so I think they’re both equally as good in their own right.
“Your striker, nine times out of 10, is your main man. He’s your go-to man for the goals and Odsonne has been incredible in terms of the amount of big goals he’s scored for us. There have been moments in games where we’ve maybe been struggling and he’s come up with a goal out of nothing.
“There’s no doubt he’s a massive player for us. We’re going to need him right throughout the season and not just for the Cup Final. I think it’s imperative we try to keep him as fit as possible.”
Lewis Morgan has started the last three games for Celtic up front in place of Edouard with Griffiths having to settle for a place on the bench.
The bhoys will want to have Eddy back for the game and have the Frenchman lead the line. We’ll get more insight into what’s going on after Neil Lennon’s press conference this afternoon.
Celtic fans will be crossing their fingers and toes that the big man is on the Hampden pitch come 3pm Sunday.
If Celtic can win the game, it would be their tenth domestic trophy on the bounce. An amazing achievement if it can be pulled off.