Does two-goal Bayo mean further Celtic drop for Griffiths?

By Connor Gordon

August 26, 2019

Celtic striker Vakoun Bayo will be delighted to net two goals in his first start.

The Ivorian was unfortunate not to bag a hattrick after an effort came off the woodwork.

Bayo is impressing a lot of fans with his work rate and movement on the field.

However, does his emergance mean it’s curtains at the club for veteran goal machine Leigh Griffiths?

Bayo grabbing his Celtic chance

Until last week, not a lot of Hoops fans were aware of the new Bhoy’s ability.

Vakoun Bayo in the air. (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters were still only mindful of the Youtube clips of the Slovakian league striker that’s good in the air.

An unfortunate late cameo against Cluj, the same against AIK and a start against Hearts is now giving us all a good idea.

At this point of the season games are coming thick and fast as the full squad is being used.

Bayo is getting his opportunity to show what he can do.

His qualities are clearly his aerial attributes as well as his engine and movement.

The run of games will provide more play time to Bayo and he must continue to grab his chance.

Vakoun Bayo offers different qualities to Odsonne Edouard. (Photo by Alex Nicodim/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Bayo is bringing something different to Griffiths and even Odsonne Edouard which is fantatic for variety.

However, his introduction could be the writing on the wall for one of the above men.

Leigh Griffiths edging towards the exit door?

Despite Bayo’s breakthrough, fans must be feeling for Griffiths.

He has made a remarkable return to football after various well-known personal difficulties.

Nevertheless, when it comes to a footballing standpoint Griffiths must be bamboozled.

Griffiths must be asking why Bayo is getting a run of games ahead of him when he’s bee waiting his turn far longer.

Leigh Griffiths must question Neil Lennon’s decision. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s understandable that Neil Lennon will want to see how Bayo plays but is it worth it to Griffiths’ detriment?

There is no reason why the Scotland international didn’t get the nod to start ahead of the Ivorian.

He had to make do with a cameo appearance due to a late injury by yesterday’s goal scorer.

Could it be Lennon will use him against AIK or Rangers this week or is he going further down the pecking line?