Celtic must start Odsonne Edouard to stop any potential cup hoodoo from happening against Hibernian.

The French striker is on fire at the moment, scoring three goals in his last two matches.

His late winner at Hibs’ rivals Hearts will be a massive confidence booster for him and the team.

However, Oliver Burke has dented his starting chances since he returned from injury.

Lennon must pick Edouard for cup clash

The Irishman’s first test since returning as Hoops boss couldn’t have been more nailbiting.

French Eddy is a man in form with goals against Motherwell and Hearts. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Away to foes Hearts and drawing one all with the Jambos down to 10 wouldn’t have been the ideal start for Lennon.

However, French Eddy saved any potential blushes.

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Brendan Rodgers started the 21-year-old against Motherwell last weekend and he scored two important goals too.

Edouard is clearly a man for the big games and it will be hard to come any bigger than this match tomorrow against Lennon’s former side as the Hoops are gunning for a ‘treble treble’.

Neil Lennon is former Hibernian boss. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The atmosphere will be feisty and in front of the cameras on Saturday evening, something Edouard will relish.

 

However, calls for Oliver Burke to continue his equally impressive run shouldn’t fall on deaf ears.

Burke can play beside the Frenchman up top?

Hoops fans mustn’t discount the possibility of Lennon selecting the Scotland international beside Edouard.

The interim manager is fond of going two up front and both men can work well together as the target man and the pacey forward.

They can also interchange as Edouard has moonlighted on occasion with the wide area.

Oliver Burke’s pace is dangerous for Scottish sides. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Burke’s speed and physical ability is a massive strength in this Celtic side and will be needed at Easter Road.

The 21-year-old’s tenacity to win back possession is definitely not overlooked by fans by any means.

The Hibees are on cloud nine at the moment having won their midweek tie with 10 men against St Johnstone.

The Hoops will need to be wary of Paul Heckingbottom’s side as they go for five consecutive wins in a row in all competitions.

Failure to win will be the most anti-climactic season in a good few years – Edouard can change that.

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