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One to Watch: Odsonne Edouard nets fourth goal of the season against Livingston

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One to Watch: Odsonne Edouard nets fourth goal of the season against Livingston

The 20-year-old has been in fine form since making his stay at Celtic permanent this summer.

Odsonne Edouard continued his rich vein of early season form over the weekend, scoring as Celtic started their Scottish Premiership season with a 3-1 victory over Livingston.

Playing as a lone striker, the Frenchman continues to prove himself as a viable alternative to both Leigh Griffiths and Moussa Dembélé in the role.

He looked increasingly comfortable, impressing in the way he brought elements of his attacking midfield style into his striking role.

Edouard looked to push into the channels at every opportunity, constantly providing an outlet to both the wingers and Tom Rogic playing behind him in midfield.

He looked particularly comfortable drifting onto the left flank.

This seems to be his instinctual movement, a position from which he feels like he can impact games cutting in onto his right foot.

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He looked lackadaisical at times, though.

With the match over after Edouard tapped in from close range to put Celtic 2-0 up mid-way through the first-half, the Frenchman, like his team-mates, applied the brakes.

The goal was evidence of how straightforward this game was for the Bhoys, as a five-on-two instigated by Rogic culminated in Edouard applying the easiest of finishes to double the advantage.

The 20-year-old was substituted on the hour as Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers looks towards this Thursday’s Champions League qualifying tie with AEK Athens.

Edouard has now record four goals and one assist in 364 minutes this season.

He has truly hit the ground running after Celtic paid a club record fee, in excess of £8 million, for him this summer.

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