Celtic manager Lennon drops striker hint as he targets January signing to support Edouard

Celtic manager Lennon drops striker hint as he targets January signing to support Edouard

Celtic manager Neil Lennon gave Hoops fans some encouraging news with regards to their current striker situation during his pre-match press conference for the win against St Mirren.

Reported by the BBC, Lennon replied “possibly” when asked if they may be looking to strengthen their attack in the January window.

At the moment Celtic are desperately short of options with Odsonne Edouard the only fit first-team striker available, Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Bayo both currently on the sidelines.

While the aforementioned Frenchman is certainly leading the charge on an attacking front, the idea of him playing every game must be somewhat concerning due to the Bhoys usually going deep into domestic cup competitions. Given the number of fixtures they’re likely to play in Scotland, resting and rotating the ex-PSG ace would certainly be beneficial to keep him fresher for Europa League commitments.

He was able to provide an update on Griffiths though and revealed that he should be back in full training with the first team this week, the Bhoys gaffer said of Griffiths:

“He’s been doing some physical work with the fitness coaches and we’re hoping he starts training on Thursday”.

Griffiths made a goal scoring return this season with 3 goals in just 312 minutes of action after an extended break in the previous campaign but has been frustrated in his attempts to get on the pitch suffering both illness and injury recently.

Lennon will be praying his talisman, Edouard, stays injury free for the foreseeable future until reinforcements can be secured in January.

If they can get a deal over the line, it could be great news for a side looking to battle on a number of fronts this season.

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