Celtic cannot let their lack of strikers prevent them from adding to Dundee’s miserable week tomorrow at Parkhead.
The visiting team have shipped eight goals in their last two matches. They suffered a 3-1 defeat at Kilmarnock then a heavier 5-1 thrashing at Aberdeen followed in midweek.
With a trip to the champions looming, Dundee must be fearful for what the score will be tomorrow.
However, with no recognised strikers to call on, Celtic must overcome the struggling side another way.
Brendan Rodgers has already stated his desire to sign two strikers in January. However, with Odsonne Edouard’s injury in midweek leaving him with no senior strikers, he may wish he’d signed another in the summer.
It is unlikely that Rodgers will call upon Jack Aitchison from the development squad to fill the striking void.
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This leaves him with few options, with Ryan Christie still not fully fit again after his injury.
It’s more likely that Rodgers will stick with the man who scored after replacing Edouard on Wednesday night. Mikey Johnston impressed after replacing the Frenchman, bagging his first goal for the club in the process.
Despite this crisis in the striker department, Celtic must unleash hell on their visitors tomorrow.
Although they managed some good recent form heading into last week, Dundee have had a miserable season all in all.
They stood firm with 10 men to get a draw against Rangers before conceding eight in their next two games.
They are currently bottom of the table on goal difference, and Celtic shouldn’t be doing them any favours in that department tomorrow.
Piling on the agony
Celtic are on the finishing straight of their busy December period.
Three games in seven days will go a long way to defining their domestic season.
It had taken them a while to get going this season domestically. Even then, they stuttered recently at Motherwell and Hibs.
Lack of strikers or not, Celtic have to put a marker down to the rest of the league. It may be the time of giving, but Celtic are in no mood to gift points away this week.