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One Big Positive For Celtic From Rangers Game That’s Being Overlooked

One Big Positive For Celtic From Rangers Game That’s Being Overlooked

There is one big positive from Celtic’s win over Rangers that’s being overlooked at the moment – and that’s Odsonne Edouard.

Much of the post-match reaction dominates the off-the-ball incidents involving Scott Brown, Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent, Andy Halliday and a few others.

That means less conversation about what actually happened with the football and any positives both sides could take from the match.

Celtic can definitely take more due to their 2-1 win – a result that moves them 13 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

And perhaps the biggest positive for Neil Lennon’s men is the performance of Edouard and what it means going forward.

At times this season it’s looked like a certainty that Celtic would need to go and invest in a new striker before the start of next season.

That’s looked particularly important with injuries to Edouard, Leigh Griffiths’ absence and Vakoun Issouf Bayo taking his time to adapt to Scottish football.

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But there doesn’t look like any need for a striker following Edouard’s performance against Rangers – one which must be considered among his best in a Celtic shirt.

The Frenchman scored the opening Celtic goal and then laid on James Forrest for the winner, producing two moments of real quality in a performance filled with bright moments.

Before him, Moussa Dembele was a torment for Rangers in this fixture and those definitely helped him earn a £19.7million move to Lyon last summer.

Edouard’s performance at Celtic Park should be the biggest reminder that he’s a striker capable of leading the line for the Hoops and reinforcements in the position this summer aren’t as important as they once seemed.

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