Celtic

Patryk Klimala and Albian Ajeti are letting Jonjoe Kenny down at Celtic, according to Frank McAvennie.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Parkhead legend claimed it must be “soul-destroying” for Kenny, 23, to keep putting crosses in when nobody is getting on the end of them.

The right-back has produced a number of eye-catching displays since he arrived to Celtic Park on loan from Everton last month.

Kenny averages 2.71 cross-per-game from his seven appearances for the Hoops but only 31.6 per cent of those crosses have been met by a teammate. (Wyscout)

McAvennie believes Kenny would have more than just one assist to his name this season if he was playing with Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe.

“He was putting cross after cross in for the first couple of games and he was doing the same at the weekend,” he told Football Insider. “It was magnificent.

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“But they are not getting met. What are the strikers doing? He was putting some great balls into the box and if that is not tailor-made for strikers then I do not know what is.

“Strikers like Morelos and Defoe would eat up the deliveries that Jonjoe Kenny puts in the box.

“We just do not have anyone like that apart from Griff, who is not playing. You would think Ajeti or Klimala would but they don’t and it is just one of them.

“It must be soul-destroying for the full-back to keep putting the ball into the box and look up to see nobody there.” 

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