Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas delivers verdict on Celtic tactics, gives advice to Deila

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Charlie Nicholas wants to see Celtic play with two strikers.

Pundit Charlie Nicholas has told Sky Sports that he wants to see Celtic play with two strikers rather than one at home this season.

The Bhoys bounced back from a tough week - a defeat to Aberdeen and a draw at Ajax, which featured a late equaliser for the Amsterdam giants - with a thrashing of Dundee.

Ronny Deila's men hammered Dundee 6-0 at Celtic Park on Sunday, with Tom Rogic, Leigh Griffiths, Emilio Izaguirre (twice), Scott Brown and Nadir Ciftci all getting on the scoresheet.

It was just what Celtic needed amid increasing pressure on manager Ronny Deila, but some remain unconvinced by the Bhoys, who remain five points adrift of Scottish Premiership leaders Aberdeen.

Former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas, who had two separate spells with the club, told Sky Sports that he wants to see Deila go with two strikers up front rather than just one.

"I don't think [Ciftci] starts, I think Griffiths starts," said Nicholas. "I don't always like them playing one up front. I think at home, at times, I think you can go with two up front," he added.

Playing Ciftci and Griffiths together would give Celtic a more physical, classic centre forward in Ciftci, and a player who loves to run off the shoulder of the last man in Griffiths.

Trying to jam all of Celtic's talented midfield players in to a four-man midfield would be Deila's biggest test, with little room for Scott Brown, Stefan Johansen and Nir Bitton to all play their parts.

It's an idea that Deila can consider testing this season, particularly in home games where Celtic are expected to win, but as a go-to, weekly tactic, it doesn't quite seem to fit Celtic's current squad.

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