Celtic loanee Oliver Burke might have many attributes. But he has proven in his last few performances for the Hoops that being a striker isn’t one of them.

Burke, who started the recent 2-0 win over St Mirren as the main striker, was guilty of missing two good chances against the Paisley side.

Natural striker would have scored

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He then followed that up by missing an absolute sitter in injury time during the recent 0-0 draw with Livingston. The three chances would have been taken by the likes of Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths.


It is understandable to see why Neil Lennon has decided to play Burke as the main striker on the few occasions. His pace is his main asset, and it can be frightening for the opposition to deal with at times.

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Just isn’t that player

However, when you are looking for the goal to win the game and take you to a cup final, Burke just isn’t that player.

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Odsonne Edouard must get the start against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final. That does not mean that Burke can’t still play a role in the upcoming cup clash.

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He could play on the wing or support Edouard as an attacking midfielder. But Burke should not play up-front for the Hoops again.

He has shown that position is not for him, and it would be detrimental to both him and the club if he played there again.


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