As we all know, Celtic are trailing behind in the fight for the league title as Rangers are well in front, Chris Sutton has revealed that Neil Lennon can save the club’s season but only if one particular player hits a run of form.
We have seen one of the worst starts to the season that Celtic have had in a very long time and although the gap at the top of the table looks sickening to fans, all isn’t lost.
Neil Lennon has finally got his team performing after dropping some so-called key players which has then allowed fringe players such as Hazard, Soro and Turnbull to shine.
The squad have performed well over the last two games and things are looking brighter, the season can be saved according to Chris Sutton but the former striker believes that Celtic winning the league will only be achievable if Odsonne Edouard returns to his previous form.
Speaking on the Record Celtic Podcast, Sutton said: “The supporters at this moment in time want to see the team build momentum, which is why when you come back to the importance of selecting the team, Neil (Lennon) shouldn’t be sentimental.
“He shouldn’t be thinking about the past and the players who got him there.
He needs to think about the future, and he needs to think about ‘What is the strongest team?’, nothing else, ‘What is the strongest eleven I can put out at the weekend to win the cup and carry on this momentum forward to challenge Rangers?’, because at this moment in time that’s what Celtic are.
“They are challengers to Rangers. Rangers are out there in the distance.
“If I was a Celtic player now I would be really concerned about the gap, about the games in hand, about the performances this season, but I would try to focus on players coming back to form.
“Christopher Jullien, big plus. Shane Duffy, last two games, he’s getting there.
“I would be thinking Odsonne Edouard has to click at some stage, and it has to click for Odsonne Edouard, because if it doesn’t click for Odsonne Edouard Celtic can not win the league in my opinion.
“So all these stars, they have to align at some stage. and that’s why continuity’s important.
“Don’t think about squad rotation, think about the next game. Grinding it out, becoming a relentless force week in, week out, and showing teams that this Celtic team is back to where they have been in previous seasons.”
Celtic face Hearts in the 2019/20 Scottish Cup Final on Sunday before resuming their Premiership campaign against Ross County on Wednesday 23rd.