Neil Lennon wants to overload his side with striking options.
At a number of times over the last two years Odsonne Edouard has been the only striker in the building.
When Leigh Griffths was left out of the squad that travelled to France for three friendly matches that situation looked like repeating itself even though Patryk Klimala was getting good reviews from training.
Yesterday things took a turn for the better. Much, much better. Griffiths came back in from the cold to play for 30 minutes against Hibs while Klimala scored twice. In the background West Ham’s Albian Ajeti appears to be close to joining on a season long loan.
Lennon could have some tough decisions to make as the new season kicks off but it’s a ‘problem’ that the Celtic boss will enjoy as he told The Sun after yesterday’s 3-1 win over Hibs:
You can’t have enough good strikers in the building. Klimala got his goal at the end and I wasn’t sure if he got the final touch on the one Leigh dinked over the goal.
Patryk worked hard again. There are aspects of his game he needs to improve on but you can see a sea change in his demeanour and he’s getting used to the British game now.
It’s a totally different game to Polish football and we have been pleased with his attitude and how he wants to progress.
It can be difficult coming to a new environment but he’s made his point and he’s headstrong. He wants to be part of it and wants to bulldoze in and make a contribution, so we are happy with that.
With the deal for Ajeti being completed Lennon has full focus on Sunday’s match against Hamilton Accies as he sets his side off to win a tenth consecutive title.