Should Celtic make Hibernian's Martin Boyle their number one January target?

26th September 2018, McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland; Scottish League Cup football, quarter finals, St Johnstone versus Celtic; Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers watches the play

Celtic have scored six goals in six Scottish Premiership games but maybe Hibs winger Martin Boyle could come to Brendan Rodgers' rescue.

22nd September 2018, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Hibernian; Martin Boyle of Hibernian celebrates after scoring the second goal for Hibernian

Is there a more in-form attacker anywhere in Scottish football right now than Martin Boyle?

Hibernian were expected to have a difficult time of things this season after losing the influential trio of Dylan McGeouch, Scott Allan and John McGinn but Boyle’s superb form in attack has ensured that Neil Lennon’s side are level on points with second placed Rangers as things stand.

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The 25-year-old has been hugely influential, providing thrust and creativity on the right while producing five assists in all competitions already. Boyle has even been tipped to make his Scotland debut before long.

 

So with Celtic seemingly suffering from a dearth of creativity and unpredictability right now, Boyle is perhaps exactly the kind of player who could freshen up Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Celtic’s displays have ranged from the underwhelming to downright dull so far in 2018/19 with the reigning champions enduring their worst domestic start in 20 years. They’ve scored just six times in six league games too.

23rd September 2018, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers leaves the pitch dejected after the defeat

So Boyle, who is in the form of his life right now and is a joy to watch on top form, could provide the skill and poise in attack that Celtic appear to be lacking.

The former Montrose and Dundee attacker has made a big step up this season so maybe it’s time for him to be offered an opportunity at the highest level of the Scottish game.

Martin Boyle of Hibernian FC's reaction to being flagged offside during the Scottish League Cup match between Hibernian and Aberdeen at Easter Road on September 25, 2018 in Edinburgh,...

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