Odsonne Edouard has scored six goals in ten matches for Celtic so far this season, but surely even the most optimistic of supporters will be worried about performances lately?

The Frenchman was again off the boil away to St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership today, along with almost all of his teammates.

He was eventually hauled off by the manager early in the second half of the 2-0 win.

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This isn’t to say he deserves to be slated or unjustly criticised. There’s too much of that going about these days. Overreaction is never helpful.

No-one can deny that the 22-year-old is a superb talent who will be a massive part of our plans this season if he stays beyond the transfer deadline.

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard at St Mirren

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard and manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, we simply need him back at his best.

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Whether that’s something he needs to work on a personal basis or something that Neil Lennon needs to address tactically is up for debate.

The truth is it’s probably a bit of both.

With the Rangers game looming on the horizon, we can’t afford him to have another off day following the international break.

The manager is absolutely adamant that he’s not leaving before the transfer deadline but, if I’m honest, he does look like a distracted figure in that lineup right now.

Odsonne Edouard scores for Celtic

Odsonne Edouard scores for Celtic / (Photo by Paul Campbell/Getty Images)

Is the window itself taking its toll on the talent?

Does the manager need to play a proper, defence stretching striker alongside him?

 

Fans have taken to Twitter today to share their thoughts, summing up a general feeling of anxiety about the player right now…

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