By Abigail Withey 

Celtic forward Moussa Dembele has revealed that there is “fair competition” between him and new signing Odsonne Edouard for the upfront job at the club.

The 21-year-old goal-machine returned to action during the Hoops’ 4-0 win over Ross County on Saturday following a number of months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Dembele scored his first goal of the season in the 41st minute during the Premiership clash before he was replaced by Bhoys loanee Odsonne Edouard.

Despite the pair being in competition for a starting spot, Dembele believes that the Paris Saint-Germain starlet is a great addition to the club.

“Edouard is also a good signing for the club,” the Frenchman explained, as quoted by the official Celtic website.

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“He’ll help us to score more goals because he’s a goalscorer.

“It’s competition but fair competition. We have to work hard at training and the best striker will play.”

Dembele joined the Glaswegian club last summer in a four-year-deal which ties him down at Parkhead until 2020.

The centre-forward stunned fans last year after he netted 32 goals in 49 appearances across all competitions during his debut season.

Edouard will be looking to replicate his team mate’s debut campaign success and so far has scored a single goal and provided two assists in three appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Both players will be focussed on the upcoming important fixtures this week and the centre-forwards will undoubtably be competing to start against Rangers at Ibrox in the first Old Firm showdown of the season on Saturday.

In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has revealed what his side need to do in order to win against Rangers next weekend. 

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