Celtic will leave new signing Vakoun Issouf Bayo from its Europa League squad against Valencia.

The Hoops striker is yet to play for his new club since joining in January from FC DAC.

The Scottish Sun reports Brendan Rodgers will opt with new Bhoys Burke, Timothy Weah and Jeremy Toljan for the three extra spaces.

However, amidst an injury crisis with two strikers out, Rodgers may have made the wrong move.

Celtic must deal with threadbare conundrum

The decision to leave Bayo out is a peculiar one if the Hoops have eyes on progressing past the Spaniards.

New Celtic striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo will play no European football for the club this season. (Photo by BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Celtic will not be able to change this squad from now until the end of the competition.

The Hoops will only have one recognised number nine in Odsonne Edouard, who was stretchered off in Sunday’s game against St Johnstone.

Another new signing Oliver Burke has been starting up front, but is a winger by trade.

Furthermore, James Forrest also went off with injury with his return being questionable.

Jeremy Tojan’s late acqusition may be the reason for Bayo not being in. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Bayo readying for domestic duty?

This could be part of a grander plan by Rodgers who possibly is keeping the Ivorian back for Scottish Premiership competition.

The Hoops will have a massive run of games from now until the end of the season, including the two Valencia ties.

It is believed Bayo will take time to adjust to the Scottish game but could be sent into the action in a number of weeks.

Timothy Weah offers something different than Ivorian team mate. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Weah is doing well up front as a super front but the former FC DAC player offers a different element in attack.

Perhaps Bayo’s physicality and heading ability would have been put to better use in Europe as a lone striker, going route one.

Celtic fans don’t know when he will make his debut but are itching to see him.

If he isn’t ready for Europe, then questions surround why he is joining the club.

Let’s hope he will go on to bang the goals in, carrying on his Slovakian form.

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