Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers and Neil Lennon’s Celtic are challenging for the Scottish Premiership title.
Tam McManus has given his take on the striker situation at Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers and Neil Lennon’s Celtic, as posted on Twitter.
The former Hibernian forward, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport, has suggested that the silence regarding the situation of Leigh Griffiths is “deafening”.
The 29-year-old Scotland international striker is out of the squad at the moment, and with manager Neil Lennon saying that Vakoun Bayo may need surgery, as quoted on BBC Sport, Odsonne Edouard is the only fit striker in the Hoops squad.
As for Rangers, Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe are the two main strikers in Steven Gerrard’s side, and both are fighting each other for a place in the starting lineup on a regular basis.
Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 28 points from 11 matches, level on points with second-placed and bitter Old Firm rivals Rangers.
The Hoops have won the league title in Scotland for the past eight seasons, but this campaign the Gers could clinch it.
Where is Leigh Griffiths? Is he fit? The silence is deafening concerning him. He was needed badly in squad even before this news. Critical now. Celtic massively short on strikers. End up finishing tonight’s game with no recognised striker on the pitch. If Édouard gets injured https://t.co/VLoJz845H6— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) October 30, 2019
He’s a top striker & guarantees goals. Celtic need him in the squad. To be honest the league could boil down to goal difference he has far more in him than Bayo for me.— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) October 30, 2019
Celtic need strong back up/competition for Édouard. Griffiths is miles better than Bayo and would push Édouard far more IMO. Look at the two main strikers Rangers have. Both pushing hard to start and scoring plenty goals when get a chance. The guys you mentioned aren’t strikers. https://t.co/nOCDTMDJMl— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) October 30, 2019