Former Celtic striker Frank McGarvey has made a bold claim about the current strikers at the club, and it is one that some fans might not agree with.
He was named Leigh Griffiths, and not Odsonne Edouard, as the best forward that is currently at Celtic.
“Fit and focused”
“Leigh Griffiths is the best striker at Celtic, but he has to get himself fit and focused” he said, as reported by the Scottish Sun.
McGarvey did concede though, that Edouard deserves his place in the starting line-up at the moment.
“Right now he’s proving himself every week and deserves to start ahead of Griffiths” he concluded.
What will some Celtic fans make of McGarvey’s comments? It is unlikely that they will agree with the former Celtic man’s assessment about who the best striker at the club is.
Over the last year, Odsonne Edouard has proven himself to be by far the best striker at the club. He has already shown his qualities this season with some vital goals.
Now, where McGarvey is correct is that Griffiths needs to get back to full fitness. It was always going to be difficult for Griffiths this season, after he missed so much of last season.
Performed well at start of season
However, when he returned to the team at the start of the season, he did perform well. Injuries have taken their toll since then.
When Griffiths is fit and raring to go though, he will be a valuable addition to the Celtic squad. Hopefully he will be after the international break.
It would be a bonus for the Hoops if Griffiths returned to the Celtic squad for the match against Ross County. Until then though, Edouard will be the main man up-front for the Hoops.
Griffiths will have to do well to win his place back in the team from the first choice Frenchman.