Vakoun Issouf Bayo’s Celtic career hasn’t got off to the best of starts. A series of injuries meant that he only played one game for the Hoops last season.

This season looked to be no different, he found it tough to dislodge Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths in the Hoops starting line-up.

However, that all changed in the Hoops’ last league game against Hearts. He was given his first start for Celtic by manager Neil Lennon.

At the heart of two goals

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Bayo turned in an excellent performance in the game, which the Hoops won 3-1. He caused the Hearts defence plenty of problems, and was at the heart of two goals scored by Celtic.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t all good news though.

Bayo thought he had scored twice in the game. That would have been a great way to open his account for the club.

However, the Scotsman has revealed that the goals will now both be credited as Hearts own goals. That has to be an annoyance to the player.

He should still be delighted with his performance in the game though. Bayo showed in his performance was Celtic were so eager to sign him in the first place.

Now, it has to be said that when it comes to Celtic strikers, the number one man at the moment is Odsonne Edouard.

Second choice striker?


That is not likely to change anytime soon. However, Bayo has shown in that one performance against Hearts that he can be a more than useful second choice striker.

Arguably he is even ahead of Leigh Griffiths in the battle for that position. It is only one game though, and Bayo will need to back up this performance with another in his next appearance for the Hoops.

However, if Celtic are looking for a goal at Ibrox on Sunday, Neil Lennon should have no hesitation about playing Bayo in the game. He has already shown that he has an eye for goal – even if the powers that be disagree.

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