By Alex McLeish

25th Sep, 2020 | 5:24pm

'Looking like a natural' - Exclusive: McLeish Wowed by player with just 2 Celtic starts

Alex McLeish has been left raving over Albian Ajeti after his performances for Celtic since joining from West Ham.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Scotland manager insists the Swiss international looks a natural goalscorer who can “get a goal out of nothing”.

The 23-year-old has scored four goals in five league games since his move from the Premier League, though he only has only made two starts for the Bhoys.

He played 18 minutes in the 1-0 win over Riga on Thursday night and almost scored with his first touch of the ball, while he was also denied by an on-the-line block.

McLeish admits he has been very impressed with what he has seen from the summer signing for far and suggests he could be the difference for Neil Lennon when the Hoops are struggling to break sides down.

McLeish told Football Insider: “Ajeti came onto the scene very well, scored a nice goal in his substitute appearance the very first game he came on.

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“You see him in and about that box, he’s looking like a natural who can get a goal out of nothing. It seems to be a pretty good signing.

“Elyounoussi getting the vital goal last night was another plus for Neil Lennon in terms of sharing the goals in terms of getting others to be part of any success story they may have.” 

Ajeti managed to play just 12 times and never scored during his time at West Ham.

He has 11 caps and a single international goal under his belt for Switzerland.

In other Celtic news, Frank McAvennie has singled out a “huge problem for Lenny”.