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Cool Edouard will just get better and better for Celts, insists Coyne

Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard
Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard

By Gavin McCafferty

Former Celtic striker Tommy Coyne reckons Odsonne Edouard must have "ice in his veins" to handle the pressure of leading the line for the Hoops so smoothly.

The 21-year-old Frenchman has scored five goals in nine matches this season to follow his William Hill Scottish Cup double.

The club's record signing has netted four goals against Rangers and Coyne believes he is getting better and better ahead of Celtic's trip to Ibrox on Sunday.

"I think he's fantastic," said Coyne, who was promoting a fundraising campaign for a new pavilion at the home of his former youth team, Hillwood Football Club in Glasgow.

"For someone who is so young... I went to Celtic at 27 and I felt the pressure then, but at 19-20 years of age, he must have ice in his veins.

"His hold-up play is fantastic and I think it's improving since Neil (Lennon) has come in. I think it is suiting him better, he gets more of the ball, and I think he is going to turn into a fantastic player.

"Any player in the Celtic team playing with such confidence and doing well week in, week out is always going to go to somebody in England and Europe, it's just a matter of time.

"If the money is right for the club then he will be sold, but until that case I don't think Celtic will sell him."

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