Eduoard must prove Forrest's faith right and overcome current Celtic goal drought
Celtic winger James Forrest has reaffirmed his faith in team-mate Odsonne Edouard, backing the striker to come good again after a run of just one goal in his last eight games.
He told the Daily Record: “Big Odsonne is chilled and he’s got the right mentality and he handles it all well. He’s young and he’s playing every game. There’s responsibility and, obviously, he’s the club-record signing as well.
“He’s working hard and everyone at the club has confidence in him because we know the ability that he’s got.”
The off-field problems being encountered by Leigh Griffiths leave Edouard as Celtic’s only available senior striker, meaning that the recent goal drought has come at the worst possible time.
The pressure has never been more intense on the young striker to deliver the goods; Brendan Rodgers cannot really drop him, so the only alternative is to keep the faith in him and hope he comes good.
Forrest’s words show that everyone at Parkhead has total faith in him to do that, and he certainly has the ability.
He must fight against the pressure and perhaps fatigue after a long 2018 to repay his team-mate’s faith him; he is more than capable.