David Hay makes an observation about Moussa Dembele

Celtic's Scottish goalkeeper Craig Gordon, Celtic's Israeli midfielder Nir Bitton, Celtic's Scottish midfielder Scott Brown, Celtic's French striker Moussa Dembele, Celtic's English...

Moussa Dembele failed to score for Celtic against Bayern Munich in the Champions League this week.

Celtic Team Bus arrives , Moussa Dembele walks into Celtic Park before the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Second Round,Second Leg match between Celtic and Linfield at Celtic Park Stadium...

David Hay has suggested in The Glasgow Evening Times that Celtic striker Moussa Dembele is lacking match fitness.

The former Celtic midfielder and manager has also observed that Dembele looked short of pace against Bayern Munich at Celtic Park in the Champions League this week.

The 21-year-old France Under-21 international started the match on Tuesday evening and played for the entire 90 minutes, as Bayern won 2-1.

Hay has suggested that the former Fulham youngster is lacking match fitness at the moment.

Moussa Dembele with Dorus de Vries of Celtic at the end of the  Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on September 10, 2016 in Glasgow.

Writing in The Glasgow Evening Times ahead of Celtic’s Scottish Premiership match against St. Johnstone this afternoon, Hay observed: “I’ll be curious to see where Leigh Griffiths gets the nod to start or whether it is Moussa Dembele.

“I think the Frenchman looked short of the pace on Tuesday night and I just wonder of he needs to get his full match sharpness back.”

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic is congratulated by manager Brendan Rodgers as he is substituted during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium...

Dembele is one of the best strikers in the Scottish Premiership, but the youngster has only just returned from injury.

The Frenchman was one of the best players for the Hoops last season, and he will soon return to his best.

Leigh Griffiths has made the most of the chances he has got in the absence of Dembele, and the Scotland international striker is playing well at the moment.

Celtic are the best team in the Scotland, and they should be able to pick up all three points from their away game against St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership this afternoon.

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