THE BIG STORY: After the technical difficulties of yesterday - which means that the transfer review will be up on the site today - it’s a news special featuring Odsonne Edouard, Brendan Rodgers and a Scotland win inspired by Celtic players!
Firstly let’s hear from our new loan signing Odsonne Edouard, who spoke to the media yesterday, and immediately set his sights on scoring against his parent club PSG in the Champions League in ten days time. He is also eager to play alongside fellow countrymen Moussa Dembele and Olivier Ntcham. Brendan Rodgers was impressed with his signing, declaring Edouard as ‘one of the most exciting young strikers in Europe’. It will be interesting to see if he starts against Hamilton on Friday night, especially as Leigh Griffiths will have played on the Monday night for Scotland and may be in need of a rest.
Now onto Brendan Rodgers, who took to Celtic’s website to declare himself ‘delighted’ with Celtic’s transfer window activity. He also addressed the club’s failure to sign a centre-half, stating that after the Rivaldo Coetzee deal fell through he wasn’t going to bring in another centre-half ‘for the sake of it’, it had to be a quality player. We’ll be addressing this in our transfer window REVIEW SPECIAL on the site later today.
Finally in this news round-up, six Celts started for Scotland against Lithuania and inspired the Scots to a 3-0 win. Stuart Armstrong opened the scoring with a header from a Leigh Griffiths corner and Griffiths also had an assist for the third goal. Most importantly, there were no injuries. See Stuart Armstrong’s thoughts on the game below.
Olivier Ntcham was also involved in an international, playing for France Under 21s in their 1-1 draw with Chile.
ON THIS DAY: In 2007, Celtic defeated St Mirren 5-1 in Paisley, the highlight of the game Scott McDonald’s half-volley from a very acute angle.