Celtic are firing on all cylinders and are on a role without conceding a goal this year.

The new Bhoys are bedding in as a whole, influencing the team in more ways than one.

However, one downside is still lingering in Brendan Rodgers’ side – an aerial threat in attack.

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Celtic’s key to problem isn’t playing yet

The Hoops are littered with a variety of athletic players who are very physical when it comes to the tougher side of the game.

Unfortunately, in attack, these players do not want to gamble when it comes to crossing.

Celtic players aren’t headering Callum McGregor’s corners on target. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

This is a problem which Celtic have had for a while but are trying to fix them.

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The acquisition of Vakoun Issouf Bayo is one step forward to offering that aerial threat.

This type of threat is needed in Europe especially, but the Ivorian didn’t make the cut.


The 22-year-old was set to make his debut against Hibernian in midweek but a shock injury to Emilio Izaguirre stopped that.

A shock Emilio Izaguirre injury preventing Vakoun Bayo from debuting. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Perhaps setting up for Valencia put a block in Bayo being in the weekend St Johnstone squad.

Low ball working against St Johnstone

While the Hoops are struggling for high crosses being finished off, low ones are causing all sorts of problems.

Oliver Burke’s two drilled balls to Scott Sinclair is working well and should be a move for the future.

Oliver Burke and Scott Sinclair are linking up with low crosses. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

One downside was James Forrest getting deep into the box but Ryan Christie was unable to put a header on target from the winger’s dinked ball across.

If Celtic can start to perfect that element to their game then the ceiling will be so high for the club.

Sometimes route one is needed and attacking a crowded box will mean needing a different element in attack.

The Hoops are on the start of something really promising and they can improve upon that to hurt teams.

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