Celtic have been receiving plaudits this season for their deadliness in front of goal.

On course to beat our 116-goal league record that has stood since 1916, Ange Postecoglou’s side can make history this season if they continue to score, on average, over three goals per game.

Kyogo Furuhashi has been deadly up top contributing 23 goals to our 102 tally so far but the real story behind the goal-scoring tale is really told in the Scottish Premiership assists table.

Celtic have a grand total of FIVE players listed in the top ten assists this season in the league.

Matt O’Riley leads the pack with 11 in 32 appearances closely followed by Jota with 10 in 29.

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Aaron Mooy is next up with nine assists in 27 appearances as Celtic head up the top three places.

Surprisingly, David Turnbull is in joint eighth place with six assists in 24 with Reo Hatate on the same total of assists but with three games more played on 27.

For all Celtic are being congratulated for being lethal in front of goal, the hard work that goes into creating the chances cannot be forgotten.

The fact that not only are the goals coming from all over the team, but the assists are also, is a testament to just how hard the players are working for each other in the attacking third.

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With just 15 goals needed to break the club’s all-time scoring record in the league, it would take a brave man to bet against us achieving that landmark.

I wrote just the other day that Ange Postecoglou has a difficult decision looming on the future of David Turnbull. This was before I saw this stat today.

I said a the time I wanted to see Turnbull succeed at Celtic but I suppose the question we should be asking now is, is he already succeeding but we just haven’t noticed?

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