By Frank McAvennie

15th Oct, 2021 | 8:00pm

McCoist is 'spot-on': Soro's days at Celtic are numbered after latest - McAvennie

Frank McAvennie claims Islamila Soro will continue to struggle for game time at Celtic as football becomes less aggressive.

The former Hoops hitman, speaking to Football Insider, has been disappointed with the midfielder’s playing time this season.

Soro, 23, has only started once in the league this season despite establishing himself as a regular during last year’s campaign.

In April, The Daily Mail claimed Soro was being monitored by Spurs after an impressive run of games for the Hoops.

However, his game time has suffered this season as Celtic made additions to their midfield in the summer.

McAvennie claims there is no room for players like Soro anymore as they are seen as a risk due to their tough tackling.

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“I agree with what Ally McCoist was saying the other night,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“There was a tackle in the Scotland game, Coisty was spot-on. It was given as a foul and yellow card. It wasn’t even a foul.

“There is no place for players like Soro in football anymore. I really like him, I think he’s a wonderful talent.

“But he’s quite an aggressive player, he’s strong in the tackle and he gets plenty of yellow cards.

“You can’t do that in the modern game, the rules won’t let you play like that. There’s no hope for players like Soro.

“That’s a massive shame, I think Soro is one of the better players there. He was linked with Tottenham not that long ago.

“But if you want a reason for why he’s not playing, that’s probably it.”

Soro has made 39 appearances for Celtic.

He has scored one goal and registered one assist for the club.

In other news, the three Celtic players Neil Lennon recently criticised have been named.