Celtic fans will definitely see Giorgos Giakoumakis this week.
After a lengthy courtship through most of August the striker moved to Celtic on Deadline Day from VVV Venlo.
With Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths moving out on the same day the injury to Kyogo Furuhashi couldn’t have come at a worse possible time.
Albian Ajeti has responded to his opportunity with three goals in two matches but the debut of Giakoumakis is something that all Celtic fans are looking forward to seeing.
Asked if the Greek striker could be involved at Livingston on Sunday, Postecoglou told The Herald:
I hope so. I get it that people want to see new players but it’s going to be a long season and he’s going to be an important player for us.
He had a disrupted pre-season – it’s a bit like James McCarthy. I’ve been really keen to get him on the pitch and now it looks like he’s ready to go, which will be great. It’ll be the same with Giorgos.
With Kyogo (Furuhashi) going down it leaves us a bit light because we’ve just got Albi (Ajeti). If he’s not involved on Sunday he’ll definitely be involved on Thursday.
The plastic pitch at Livingston wouldn’t be the surface to select for a debut but there could be a short run out as a substitute tomorrow if the circumstances are right.
Thursday’s Premier Sports Cup tie at home to Raith Rovers looks to be the ideal opportunity to introduce Giakoumakis with matches against Bayer Leverkusen and Aberdeen coming up before the October international break.