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Celtic must stick with tactic which brought victory in Old Firm clash


Celtic started last week’s Old Firm clash playing one man up-front – Moussa Dembele –  against Rangers, but ended the match with two players up-front, which clinched the 3-2 victory.

When Odsonne Edouard came on to support Dembele after the Hoops had reduced to ten men following the sending-off of Jozo Simunovic, the Hoops move to two up top and looked far more dangerous.

Indeed, Edouard’s winning goal came about following some great combination play between the strikers, as the 20-year-old took a reverse pass from Dembele and curled it into the net.

Brendan Rodgers may have stumbled upon a formula which could give the Hoops great success for the rest of the season: playing two strikers.

The Hoop boss has been reticent to do this in the past, perhaps worrying that the two strikers formations lacks the extra man in midfield which could offer that extra bit of protection.

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But some of the Bhoys’ best performances this season have come when playing two up-front, such as the first-half performance against Hearts in January when Dembele and Edouard teamed up to great effect.

The pair also played well together in the recent Scottish Cup win over Morton, so perhaps Rodgers is starting to come around to the idea of two strikers.

The Hoops should definitely stick with the two strikers system for the trip to Motherwell on Sunday, if Edouard and Dembele are on-form they should cause the Steelmen all kinds of problems.

In other Celtic news, Andy Walker has tipped the Hoops to defeat Motherwell

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