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Neil Lennon hails Odsonne Edouard after Celtic win against Kilmarnock

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images


Neil Lennon hails Odsonne Edouard after Celtic win against Kilmarnock

Celtic manager Neil Lennon praised Odsonne Edouard for his contribution on Wednesday night away to Kilmarnock.

The Bhoys recorded a 3-1 victory in the Scottish Premiership fixture and maintained their two-point lead at top of the table above rivals Rangers, who have played a game less.

Edouard opened the scoring in the first-half after a great swivel in the box to control the ball and produced a low finish into the net.

The 22-year-old centre-forward was heavily involved during a game the reigning Scottish champions dominated for large spells.

Leigh Griffiths and Christopher Jullien were also on the scoresheet in the second-half to help wrap up three more league points.


Lennon picked out Edouard following his midweek performance and was delighted with his contribution.

“He’s a great player and he was really in the mood tonight. Bit of a deflection on the cross, but Odsonne’s reaction was superb and so cool the finish,” Lennon said, as quoted by the club’s official Youtube account.

“I’m so happy for him it’s another goal. That’s what we want out of him more goals and I thought his work-rate tonight was excellent.”

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

TBR’s View:

Edouard looked at his sharpest in the Kilmarnock victory and it looks like the winter break has done him some good.

The French goal machine has now netted 17 times in 33 games across all competitions this season, as well as supplying 15 assists.

He usually leads the line so well by himself, but worked well alongside teammate Griffiths in attack and perhaps it’s something that could be seen more in the future.

Edouard is the type of striker that can score all types of goals and most importantly he’s always composed.

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