DAVIE PROVAN has gone on an impassioned rant about Ange Postecoglou’s Saturday team selection. We never really see eye to eye with Provan on many of his Celtic ramblings but I think a lot of supporters will agree with him on this particular point.

Celtic won 2-0 against St Johnstone with new bhoy Giakoumakis getting the opener on his first start for the club – a great platform to build on for the Greek frontman.

However, Provan has a big issue with displacing Kyogo to allow anyone else to take on the role up front:

“I don’t care what the result was.” Provan told the Go Radio audience.

“I would have the same opinion if Celtic had won five nothing yesterday.

Kyogo is Celtic’s best striker and he’s half the player when he’s out on the touchline.

“Now I get it that when the ball comes down the left hand side he becomes a second striker and he gets into the box.

“But when the play’s being built on the right, he is a bystander. He’s out on the touchline, he can’t affect the game.

“And he’s the best finisher the club has.

“I think Giakoumakis will do well but I just don’t get it with Kyogo. I really don’t.

“Ange will need to find a system that will accommodate his best players and Kyogo arguably is THE best.”

Kyogo has been played out wide on a few occasions for the club since coming in and has been less influential in the game. The Japan international is our best out and out striker and we need to make sure he gets the games in that position.

There are a lot of games coming up, Giakoumakis will certainly get minutes, but if Kyogo is fit and we’re needing Celtic to get among the goals, it has to be the man from Japan who starts.

Ange has built a good understanding with the Celtic support who will support the Australian no matter what team he picks at the moment. I do think Celtic fans will be happier to see Kyogo in the striker’s position when the team sheet comes out on Wednesday at Easter Road – or is Provan reading the room wrong?


  1. When you got a squad of players as fit as each other then we can give game time to 16 players each game,we can bring on five yes five subs and do like for like or change the game at will,it is problem we have that most teams would love it,we are getting stronger by the day and players want to show off there skills and shine on match days and show others can get in the team and show off there skills the manager picks the team and who plays were not DP……


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