Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has been recognised today by league bosses after he was confirmed as the SPFL star-man for the week.
Edouard slotted home an important brace to turn around a one-goal deficit at home to Kilmarnock on Sunday. The match ended 3-1, with French Eddy scoring goals either side of half-time to stop Parkhead from getting too nervy.
The goals also took Edouard up to eight strikes for the season. It’s been a fine start to his second full year as the club’s number one striker. In addition to his eight club goals, he also managed an incredible four-goal haul for his national team earlier on this month at under-21 level. 12 already and it’s only September.
His form has carried back to club level once again. Here’s the tweet that confirms Edouard’s SPFL recognition:
— SPFL (@spfl) September 24, 2019
Edouard just can’t stop hitting the headlines – SPFL star-man award is fully deserved
Who can deny Edouard that after his performance at the weekend? Perhaps James Forrest will have a slight gripe. He did, after all, created a plethora of chances for himself against Killie without finding the net. He also assisted Eddy’s first of the afternoon with a fine cross from the left.
But this is where Edouard earns a lot of his praise – scoring key goals at key times. He saved us on so many occasions last season when things just weren’t going our way. If it wasn’t for him, the end of last season would’ve been a much bigger worry.
And Eddy has started where he left off last term. He’s by far the best striker in Scotland, and it’s great to see him being recognised by the official league bosses.
It also gives him some deserved positive press today after Charlie Nicholas ridiculously criticised him today for not celebrating enough (Daily Express, 24/09, page 61). Once again, Edouard just keeps silencing all of his doubters.
He’s unlikely to start tomorrow night against Partick Thistle you would imagine. Neil Lennon has Vakoun Issouf Bayo waiting in the wings, and he’s in desperate need of game time.
With big games against Hibernian and Cluj coming up over the next nine days or so, Eddy will no doubt be ready to create more headlines for himself and the team this Autumn.