Indisputably, there has been a lack of cutting edge in attack at times for the Hoops this season going forward. Saturday proved to be no different, as they stumbled to a 2-2 stalemate away to Hibernian in the capital.
Intriguingly a change in system ultimately sparked the Celts into life, the introduction of Leigh Griffiths in the 72nd minute, to partner Odsonne Edouard in attack fundamentally changed the dynamic of the contest and salvaged a point for the champions.
Particularly a growing sense of frustration from supporters; has been directed towards the selection of summer signing Albian Ajeti as the lone frontman in the Hoops preferred 4-2-3-1 formation. Characteristically, Ajeti is a penalty box striker who possesses a unique poacher’s instinct.
When played on his own the 23-year-old is forced into unfamiliar waters, having to run the channels and hold the ball up against two centre-halves which limits his impact in the Celts attacking play. Statistically this is backed up, as all his goals for Celtic have come from Celtic playing two forwards.
Additionally, Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths formed a formidable partnership in the second half of last season, which lead to Celtic winning a historic ninth title in a row. Clearly this is an option worth revisiting for Neil Lennon, as he looks to build winning momentum ahead of a visit to Ibrox in January.
Intriguingly, Patryk Klimala is also someone who has demonstrated his abilities in a front-pairing when called upon. Celtic have impending league fixtures against the likes of St Johnstone, Kilmarnock, Ross County, Dundee United and Hamilton Academical in the next month. Surely playing two strikers gives us the best chance of taking maximum points from these games.