Odsonne Edouard return has come at the perfect time for Celtic

By John Reid

February 2, 2019

In the frenzy of the end of the transfer window, one story made little impact when in reality it was big news.

Odsonne Edouard returned to the Hoops side as a substitute in the 2-0 win over St Johnstone.

The striker replaced Oliver Burke in the 68th minute of the game.

The 25 minutes he played will do him the world of good.

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Edouard hasn’t played for the Hoops since his cameo role in the 4-3 win over Aberdeen in December.

It was a performance that changed the game, with a goal and an assist.

Sadly, he was left on the bench for the 1-0 loss to Rangers which followed, and was unable to influence the game.

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Now he is back in business, and his return has come at just the right-time for the Hoops.

The hit-man will be vital for the Hoops’ chance for defeating Valencia in the upcoming Europa League clash.

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He has been one of the best players in Europe for Celtic this season, culminating in his winning goal in the 2-1 triumph over RB Leipzig.

Edouard will also be very useful to have for the upcoming domestic fixtures.

He will be a key man in the battle to win an unprecedented ‘treble treble’ of domestic trophies.

Aside from the defeat to Rangers, Celtic haven’t lost when Edouard has been out of the team.

That doesn’t mean he hasn’t been a big miss though, as his aforementioned display against Aberdeen showed that on his day he is the best striker in the league.