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Celtic: Chris Sutton wants Giorgios Giakoumakis to start vs Rangers

Celtic: Chris Sutton wants Giorgios Giakoumakis to start vs Rangers -Celtic News

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes Giorgios Giakoumakis ‘must start’ the Hoops’ vital Scottish Premiership clash with Rangers this weekend.

The Lowdown: Impressive season for Giakoumakis

The Greek has enjoyed a good first season at Parkhead, providing firepower in the final third and helping his side sit top of the table with four games left to play.

Giakoumakis has scored nine league goals in just ten starts, highlighting his pedigree, and he has also likely endeared himself to the Parkhead faithful when he riled former Rangers player Brian Laudrup by claiming Celtic would win the title.

The Hoops entertain their biggest rivals on Sunday afternoon, looking to either retain their six-point lead or even extend it to nine.

The Latest: Sutton makes team news plea

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Sutton urged Ange Postecoglou to start Giakoumakis for the game:

“I think Giorgios Giakoumakis must start against Rangers on Sunday.”

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The Verdict: Makes perfect sense

Admittedly, Postecoglou has some selection headaches ahead of Sunday’s match – Sutton also mentions that it would be hard to leave out Kyogo Furuhashi – so at least one good player is likely to miss out on a place in the starting lineup.

That being said, Giakoumakis should definitely begin proceedings at Parkhead, with his aforementioned goalscoring record proof that he could be a difference-maker in a tight contest, while he also offers a proper focal point at the top of the pitch.

The 27-year-old now has a couple of cameos in his legs after returning from injury, meaning he should be primed to play a starring role on arguably the biggest day of the season.

In other news, a fresh Celtic transfer update has emerged. Read more here.

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