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Edouard shines on the big occasion, insists McGregor


Dream team: Callum McGregor celebrates with Odsonne Edouard
Dream team: Callum McGregor celebrates with Odsonne Edouard

By Andy Newport

Callum McGregor will be glad to see Odsonne Edouard take his place in Celtic's attack for the start of tomorrow's Old Firm game at Parkhead.

The French striker was only fit enough to come off the bench in the Hoops' 1-0 Betfred Cup final win over Rangers at Hampden Park earlier in the month.

Edouard showed what he brings to the champions in the 2-1 win over St Mirren in Paisley on Boxing Day.

He was involved in first-half goals from McGregor and James Forrest before Cammy MacPherson's late consolation.

McGregor said: "He's such a platform for the team, he can hold things in, link up.

"He's obviously a big scorer for us so to have him fit and hopefully starting will be a big boost for us. He's an incredible player and the forefront of our attack.

"He's much more than a scorer - he's creative, can hold the ball, he can come short and link.

"He's terrific footballer. He's shown that in Europe, these games and cup finals.

"He's always been the go-to man. We are just desperate to keep him fit and helping the team."

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