Brendan Rodgers may be preparing a tactical tweak involving record singing Odsonne Edouard to fit his newly acquired attackers into the team.

With Timothy Weah and Vakoun Issouf Bayo joining the squad, Rodgers has three fully fit strikers to choose from.

Rodgers has preferred to stick to a one-striker system, which means two of those three may have to miss out on the action.

However, Edouard has shown in the past he can be just as effective for Celtic in a different position.

Edouard is Celtic’s top goalscorer this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Frenchman has often at times found himself starting on the left hand side for Celtic. In fact, even when he’s the sole central striker, Edouard tends to prefer to drift off to the left wing.

Recently, when he came off the bench to win Celtic the game at Aberdeen, he showcased his potential.

Starting on the left wing, he beat two men before delivering the ball on a plate for Scott Sinclair to complete his hat-trick.

Edouard can play there again on a much more permanent basis. With Weah and Bayo both brought in to be central strikers, Celtic’s record signing can make the left wing spot his own.

Edouard has a tendency to drift off to the left wing. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The reason Edouard can naturally slot in there, is because Sinclair has not done enough to keep his place.

Despite the recent hat-trick on Boxing Day, Sinclair has been disappointing in recent weeks.

Although he had returned to form with a bang earlier in the season, the last month or so he was really off the boil.

If Edouard can still score from the left, as well as link up effectively with the new central striker, Sinclair may find himself on the bench again.

For all the talk of Sinclair being one of Rodgers’ favourites, he found himself out of the team for much of last season. The £4m signing from Villa was on the bench for almost the whole of the second half of the season.

He may find himself doing exactly that again this year, if Rodgers’ tactical tweak pays off.

Sinclair’s inconsistency has opened up a spot on Celtic’s left wing. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

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If Rodgers does go ahead with playing two strikers, with Edouard drifting out wide, then Celtic could become a potent attacking force again.

It would add to the notion that Rodgers will send his team out to attack from the first whistle.

While Celtic’s defensive issues are still not solved, having a free-flowing attack will be even more important.

Without a firing attack, Celtic’s treble treble ambitions may not bare fruit.

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