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27th Jun, 2018 | 1:55pm

Injury-plagued 24-year-old is no answer to long-term Celtic problem - view


Celtic fans on the lookout for new signings would have been intrigued by developments in Austria, where former Hull City right-back Moses Odubajo joined the Hoops for pre-season training.

The Daily Record reported that the 24-year-old is set to have discussions about making the move to the Scottish champions.

All well and good, fans must think, the Hoops have been needing another right-back for a long-time, it is a well-known problem position for the club.

But there is a catch – the player hasn’t played for two years after suffering a knee injury in Hull’s play-off final win in 2016.

Missing two years of football must be a huge psychological problem for Odubajo, and he deserves credit for even managing to train with the Hoops.

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But will he be the answer to an issue which the Hoops have been looking to solve for a long time? There has to be doubts.

It might not be wise having the ageing Mikael Lustig’s replacement be a player who has struggled terribly with injuries in the last two years.

Maybe Rodgers could keep Odubajo around at the club for another few weeks to have a look at his performances and see how he stands up to playing in the Bhoys’ pre-season friendlies, but as for being the answer at right-back? You would have to say no.

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