Neil Lennon is set to sign a January striker.
Barring two results, away to Hibs and Livingston, the last three months has been almost blemish free with the hoops in free scoring form as they lead the race in the SPFL and Europa League.
There are many success stories but central to it all is Odsonne Edouard. In terms of goals and link up play the Frenchman brings things together as he has demonstrated time and time again.
For differing reasons Vakoun Bayo and Leigh Griffiths aren’t available for tonight’s match against St Mirren with Lennon concerned by his dependency on Edouard.
During his broadcast media conference yesterday the Celtic boss admitted that signing a striker in January was a possibility, later on when he spoke with newspapers, he was more definite in his ideas.
The Sun reported him saying:
It may be an area we’ll look at. We are a little bit short there with only one currently at the minute, Edouard, who is fully fit. You get anxiety around Edouard because he is a quality player and you don’t want to lose him at any time.
You don’t want to lose Odsonne for any games because he is so pivotal to the way we play. We’d have to manage it if that eventuality comes around. If it is the case, hopefully Bayo, Griffiths and a couple of others could slot in there.
Mikey can do it, Ryan Christie can do it. There’s a flexibility about them. We need to get Griff back in and around it to give us more depth and support. The sooner he gets fit, the better.
He’s been doing some physical work with the fitness coaches and we’re hoping he starts training on Thursday. We’re getting goals from all over and that may be magnified if we were to lose Odsonne for any period of time.
After the home match with Motherwell on November 10 there is an international break with a hectic period involving 11 matches between November 23 and December 29.