By Frank McAvennie

15th Feb, 2021 | 10:00am

McAvennie troubled by what he's seen from Edouard at Celtic

Frank McAvennie has claimed something is “still not right” with Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard despite his rich vein of goalscoring form.

The former Bhoys and St Mirren forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said that the 22-year-old is scoring goals but is still not performing to the best of his abilities.

Edouard scored twice on Sunday as the Hoops came from a goal behind to beat St Johnstone 2-1 at McDiarmid Park and move to within 18 points of league-leaders Rangers.

The French striker has now scored in the last six consecutive league matches and his 29 appearances in total this season have yielded 19 goals and four assists.

McAvennie is adamant Edouard plays best when he is partnered by Leigh Griffiths up top.

“I do not think Ajeti and Edouard work well together,” he told Football Insider.

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“I would rather have Griff starting up top than Ajeti.

“You can tell that Edouard is getting back to his best but he is still not right. He will score goals in his sleep. If he gets the chances, he will take them.”

Speaking on Edouard’s form earlier this month, Neil Lennon said: “I think there’s more to come from him.

“His finishing and work-rate can be better but he looks in a better place than he was for the first half of the season for sure and he’s getting the goals his play deserves.”

In other news, Frank McAvennie tips Celtic to bin Nir Bitton in the summer transfer window after what he’s seen from David Turnbull.