Celtic first teamer Vakoun Issouf Bayo is confident that his patience at Parkhead will be rewarded and that he’s got the quality to eventually become the first-choice striker.
The 22-year-old forward has mainly sat on the sidelines so far this season for the Scottish giants and watched teammate Odsonne Edouard lead the line effectively.
Bayo has made nine appearances across all competitions so far this campaign, but has only started in two of those matches.
The Ivory Coast striker scored and assisted in the Scottish League Cup win over Patrick Thistle and will be hoping for more opportunities under manager Neil Lennon.
Bayo has explained he’s got faith in his ability and understands his current situation with Celtic.
“Odsonne is the number one striker and I know I have to work very hard if I want to play as the first striker,” Bayo said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“That will take time, just like it did with Odsonne. He also had to be patient to get his opportunities when he first arrived at Celtic.
“I know my time will come because I can see the progress I’ve made and that gives me great hope and confidence that I can do well for the team.”
Bayo moved to Celtic back in January and the centre-forward has shown in glimpses his potential to be an important player in future.
But he’s spot on that Edouard deserves to be the main man at present and it’s hard to see him being dislodged by anyone.
The Frenchman continued his brilliant form during the international break for his country’s Under-21s side and the 21-year-old keeps getting better every week.
Bayo needs to make the most of any opportunity on the pitch and be ready for Edouard’s exit, as surely he will attract some huge interest during the next couple of transfer windows.