McAvennie: Jonjoe Kenny may be 'Fed Up' already at Celtic after 'strange' sighting

Frank McAvennie is baffled by Celtic defender Jonjoe Kenny’s apparent refusal to cross the ball in Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over Aberdeen.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Parkhead legend said the 23-year-old might be “fed up” with his teammates as they all come short and want the ball into feet.

Kenny has won all five of the games he has started since his arrival from Everton in January.

However, there has been a noticeable statistical drop-off from the former England international in the last three games.

The right-back attempted 15 crosses in his first two games for Neil Lennon’s side but he has attempted just one in three games since. (Wyscout)

McAvennie urged Celtic’s strikers to get into the box more and encourage Kenny to cross.

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“We brought in Jonjoe Kenny and in the first couple of games he was whipping the ball across the box but that has stopped now,” he told Football Insider.

“I was thinking, ‘Why has that stopped? What has happened to him?’ Maybe he is fed up because nobody is there. He might be thinking, ‘What’s the point?’ Everyone wants the ball into feet.

“Ajeti kept coming left last night and I was thinking, ‘What are you doing out there? Get in the box.’ You are not going to score from the edge of the box all the time. Get in the box and let Kenny put those balls in.

“It is strange that he has stopped whipping it into the box because that is what he is good at.”

In other news, Celtic are set to make a fresh attempt to secure 25-year-old down to a new contract ahead of the summer window.