Celtic really struggled yesterday in the first half upfront, every time the ball was knocked forward Lewis Morgan was too easily shrugged off the ball. The winger turned striker is not at fault at all as there was no way he could out muscle his way into any shooting positions yesterday. He is never a lone striker.

As the Leigh Griffiths saga continues Celtic are short upfront and they really needed their top striker Edouard playing for 90 minutes yesterday. Instead, he got on for 30 minutes but the Celtic manager has just said they need to be cautious bringing him back into the team.

On Thursday the Hoops will travel to Romania to face off against Cluj for the fourth time this season. Technically it is a game when Lennon can rest some of his stars and give other players some more game time. Celtic will then face off against a struggling Hibs team this Sunday at Paradise. It would make sense to rest a few players but the manager has stated many times he wants to keep the winning mentality going and will always name his strongest team.

Celtic had all the exact same problems last season when they played most of December without a recognised striker. It is quite possible now that Neil Lennon will have to bring in another striker in January. Griffiths, Bayo & Edouard all out at the same time could have meant disaster but Celtic have managed to keep banging in the goals.

 

8 COMMENTS

  1. Lay off Lewis Morgan, he got absolutely no support from his midfield. At least he put himself about, chased everything down. Where was Forrest??? Did he touch the ball at all? He was doing a SS, hiding in plain sight, running alongside rangers defender, Forrest was abysmal, don’t remember when he last played well. Needs dropped.

    • Agree Charles..Forrest was anonymous and if im not mistaken,he went into sleep mode that last time he signed a new contract ? Great player when he’s on it,but frustrates the life outa me.
      As for the long grass yesterday maybe thats where Jamsie was hiding 😯…it was shocking. More like a rugby pitch and even Levein would cut it shorter.

  2. Who ever plays give they give there all what we have is what you get we will buy in another striker two would be better,i would take the Cluj linked striker Omrani as one of the two we need,,,

  3. The next time we meet the team should read frimpong, ajer,jullien,elhamed,, Christy rogic,nitcham,Johnston. Bayo,Edouard. Sub’s Hayes Sinclair, Biton , McGregor, griffiths. Should see a big difference in play, no back pass pish

  4. Aye and I bet that lot wouldn’t cope with that amount of injuries and you know what they keep going in about how they out played this that but I can remeber the same happened they absoloutly out played us but again we never had a recognised striker then the next game we schooled them on how the beautiful game is played so you bet your house when we play them on the 29th we are going to show them again hail hail

  5. I feel sorry for young Morgan, if we had played the ball quicker and on the ground, LM would have made a bigger impact. The ball should have been played into the spaces in the channels, giving Lewis a chance

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