Frank McAvennie has urged Celtic boss Neil Lennon to drop Vasilis Barkas for the trip to Rangers on Saturday.

The Parkhead legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, wants the 26-year-old to be replaced by Conor Hazard for the “massive game” but admitted he is “not too sure” about any of the Bhoys goalkeepers.

Barkas started yesterday as the Hoops continued their revival with a comfortable 3-0 home win over Dundee United.

It was the Greece international’s first start in five games across all competitions, with the young Hazard preferred between the sticks for the majority of December.

A £4.5million summer signing from AEK Athens, Barkas is one of a number of signings that have failed to hit the ground running at Celtic Park over the past 18 months.

When asked by Football Insider for his latest thoughts on the number one position, McAvennie said:

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“I would like to see Hazard start on Saturday but I am not too sure about the three of them.

“Bain is very lightweight and I’m not too sure how the lad Barkas is at coming out for crosses. I have not seen enough from him. He is a big lad so I would like to think he could win the ball.

“He is not the best shot-stopper but he is growing into it. Who knows, he might turn into one of the best goalkeepers Celtic ever had.

“Lenny will see him in training every day and he will know who is up for it and who is not because this is a massive game.”

In other news, a former Aberdeen and Leeds United striker is in awe of one Celtic player ahead of the trip to Rangers.