Celtic boss Neil Lennon will no doubt have to make plenty of decisions when football finally gets the go-ahead to return to the British Isles.

It might seem a long way off at the moment, but sooner than later – hopefully – Lennon will be picking his team for Celtic’s first game back in action.

What will be interesting to see, will be if Lennon keeps faith in the strike duo of Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard who arguably turned the club’s season around.

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Team’s fortunes dramatically changed

The Hoops didn’t play well in the run-up to the 2-1 loss to Rangers in December, but Neil Lennon’s decision to play two strikers up-front after the winter break changed Celtic’s fortunes immeasurably.

Odsonne Edouard celebrates a Celtic goal

Odsonne Edouard celebrates a Celtic goal / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic went on an excellent run of form, and looked all set to clinch nine in a row before the football shutdown was implemented.

Now, when the date is set for football to return, you would imagine that teams will get at least a week to train and get prepared to return to action.

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You can’t just expect teams to play without training first. Therefore, the training could give Edouard and Griffiths time to work on rekindling their partnership.

Extra training would benefit Hoops duo

That would be a real benefit to Celtic, as the work that the duo did in January’s winter break trip to Dubai seemed to cement their partnership.

That partnership should be kept going when football returns, and even better if it is against Rangers, in what could be the first game back after the split.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths / (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The players will no doubt be trying to keep fit in the middle of the football lockdown, but it won’t feel like the real thing until they reunite on the pitch.

Hopefully that will happen sooner rather than later, as Celtic fans will be very keen to see if the duo can replicate the great form shown in the weeks before the shutdown.

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