Neil Lennon will be worried about Albian Ajeti’s poor performances for Celtic, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Rangers and Scotland star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has ripped into the 23-year-old for his “anonymous” display against Aberdeen on Sunday.
The Swiss striker hit the ground running at Parkhead with five goals in six games after his move from West Ham for £4.5million rising to a potential £6m but has struggled to have any sort of impact in recent weeks.
He started the defeat against AC Milan and the draw against Aberdeen, while he featured as a substitute in the loss at home to Rangers.
Hutton admits that Ajeti has shown his ability but that his recent dip in form will have the Celtic boss worried, especially with Odsonne Edouard missing.
Asked about Ajeti’s poor form, Hutton told Football Insider: “I think it’ll be a worry, it’ll be in the back of Lennon’s mind.
“We have to remember he has scored goals, he has done well in games as well so we know he can play at a high level but he definitely is one of the players who has had an off day.
“He’s definitely better when he plays with the likes of Edouard, he’s a very clever player so they link up and have a good connection so maybe it’s something to do with that. He was anonymous at the weekend.”
Ajeti, who joined the Bhoys from West Ham in the summer transfer window, scored as a substitute against Dundee and Motherwell before he netted on his first start versus Ross County.
Celtic drew 3-3 against Aberdeen on Sunday as an injury-time penalty from Lewis Ferguson ensured the points were shared.
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