"He needs confidence!" - Deila comments on out-of-form Celtic striker Guidetti

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila is confident that striker John Guidetti will rediscover his goalscoring form.

After a lengthy battle with illness and injury, it seemed like John Guidetti was finally showing his potential in front of goal.

The Swede had joined Celtic loan from Manchester City on deadline day back in September, and made himself an instant hero with his goalscoring prowess.

Guidetti, 22, smashed ten goals in his first 11 games, and was one of the most highly sought-after strikers in Europe, with Hull City, Marseille and Inter Milan reportedly monitoring his performances in Scotland.

Yet since scoring his 11th goal for the club against Dundee on the 22nd of November, Guidetti has failed to find the net - meaning his drought now stands at 346 minutes, or almost six hours.

With no goal in five games, fans are starting to worry about Guidetti, and manager Ronny Deila tackled the subject in a press conference today.

"We speak all the time," said Deila. "Every good striker goes through a bad period. He has shown what he can do. Confidence comes from good performances and we have to get them back for John."

With little first team action in the 18 months before his move to Celtic, it's understandable for Guidetti to slow down at some point, particularly over the busy Christmas period.

However, Celtic need their star striker to begin firing on all cylinders again, particularly after the frustrating 0-0 draw with Ross County on Saturday.

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