Celtic boss ponders changes

Odsonne Edouard

Celtic frontman Odsonne Edouard will not feature against Hamilton on Wednesday but has a chance of playing in the Betfred Cup final against Rangers.

Hoops boss Neil Lennon is trying to keep talk of the Old Firm cup final clash with the Gers to a minimum as he knows there is job to do on Wednesday in the chase for the SPL title.

With Celtic and arch enemy Rangers locked together in battle at the top of the table, Lennon knows his side can ill afford any slip ups and he wants his players to focus on Wednesday night rather than Sunday’s League Cup Final at Hampden Park.

France Under-21 international Edouard has missed the last two games with injury and will definitely not be risked on Wednesday but Lennon may be persuaded to use a few fringe players for the game as they shone in recent wins over Rennes in the Europa League and Ross County in the league.

Lewis Morgan has done well as a makeshift striker and is likely to continue up front alongside Mikey Johnston who has netted in the past two games.


The Bhoys boss, speaking to the Evening Times, admitted: “We still don’t know if he [Edouard] will be okay. We have to be careful with that one.

“Oliver Ntcham trained, so he is in contention for the Hamilton game and Boli Bolingoli, Jonny Hayes and Mohamed Elyounoussi were also out there doing some work.

“This match, though, is probably too soon for them, but they have a very good chance for Sunday.”