McAvennie issues emphatic Liel Abada claim after 'horrible' Celtic development
Frank McAvennie has suggested Ange Postecoglou will rotate Liel Abada in his Celtic starting XI.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Hoops striker said the Celts have enough talent in midfield to withstand Abada’s absence.
As reported by GlasgowLive (25 September), the 20-year-old was reported as having limped off the pitch in Israel’s Nations League clash with Albania on Saturday (24 September).
The Israeli was subbed on for the final 15 minutes of the international game and was reported as having limped off at full time.
McAvennie suggested it won’t take long for the winger to bounce back.
“The good things about him is he’s young,” he told Football Insider.
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“When you get knocks at that age you tend to get better a lot quicker. As long as it’s not a serious injury I think he’ll be back in a couple of weeks.
“They’ve got so many good players in midfield. They’ve got all this talent coming through. There’s James Forrest, everyone forgets about him. [Daizen] Maeda didn’t look on it last week, but none of the boys did, it was horrible the whole game.
“Abada is a young boy, he’s scoring goals so he’s a big player. He’s only a young boy so the manager will bring him in and take him out and use him accordingly. They’ve got players coming in to midfield so it will be chopping and changing.“
Abada was in the starting lineup for the Hoops in their 2-0 defeat to St Mirren last Sunday (18 September).
The 20-year-old has made ten appearances across all competitions for the Postecoglou’s side so far this season.
During those outings he has scored six goals and provided one assist.