Celtic pair Odsonne Edouard and Neil Lennon may have been a little frustrated to miss out on September’s monthly Premiership awards.
The duo – who both tasted success in August – weren’t able to make it back-to-back triumphs as the awards both went to rivals Rangers with Steven Gerrard scooping the manager’s prize and hothead forward Alfredo Morelos winning the players award.
While neither can even compare to their Celtic counterparts overall, it is hard to argue that they both had pretty good months in the league – after we took care of them at Ibrox.
Edouard and Lennon have a score to settle
If two of Celtic’s most influential figures needed any more inspiration going into the third little chunk of the season, it should have been delivered on Friday as Gerrard and Morelos posed with their awards.
Lennon and Gerrard’s managerial records until now are barely comparable. The Northern Irishman has won a trophy for a start, while Edouard is clearly far superior to Morelos – who still has more red cards than goals against us.
The Celtic pair will have to put up with a few headlines bumming up their direct Ibrox counterparts and hopefully that can spur them on as we try to regain top spot in Scotland – in more ways than one. Neither Lennon or Edouard would publicly admit that they’re bothered by who wins awards, but all football figures like to be winners – and you can only do that in a few ways.
Celtic have four very winnable league matches before the next international break and a chance to right a few wrongs from recent weeks. Win all four matches and there’s a fair chance we’ll be top of the league. Such a record would likely see Lennon top of the class again, while a few goals for Edouard would do likewise.
It’s time to get back down to business, starting with Ross County on Saturday.