By Alan Hutton

5th Nov, 2020 | 5:00pm

Exclusive: Pundit drops Big Elyounoussi claim ahead of Celtic clash v Sparta

Neil Lennon will be demanding to see more consistency from Celtic star Mohammed Elyounoussi ahead of the Europa League clash against Sparta Prague tonight, according to Alan Hutton.

The former Rangers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, claims the 26-year-old has “really upped his levels” during what is his second season on loan at Parkhead.

The Norway international has scored eight goals across all competitions this season, including a brace against Lille last week.

However, he has also struggled to have the desired impact in a number of games for the Hoops this season.

Hutton has insisted that consistency is what will take Elyounoussi to the next level and that Lennon will be demanding to see more from him moving forward.

Hutton told Football Insider: “We spoke about him last season last season and we know how great a player he can be but it’s about consistency. It’s that winger thing about trying to be in the game more often than not.

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“He’s really upped his levels, he’s scoring goals and Neil Lennon will obviously be really happy but he’ll want to see this always from him.

“We know he can do it, it’s about keeping those levels high week in, week out and effecting games as much as possible.” 

Elyounoussi has played a total of 36 times for Celtic to date, with 14 goals and 10 assists under his belt.

He has the likes of Ryan Christie, James Forrest, Mikey Johnston and Tom Rogic for competition in the winger and attacking midfielder roles at Parkhead.

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