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Celtic: Postecoglou must start Liel Abada against Ross County

Celtic are back in action this afternoon for their first away clash of the new Premiership campaign as Ange Postecoglou’s side travel to Dingwall to take on Ross County.

Their previous match saw the Hoops beat Aberdeen 2-0 last weekend thanks to goals from Stephen Welsh and Jota.

Now that the Scottish champions are on the hunt for their first away win of the new campaign, we think that Postecoglou should make a change to the starting XI from last weekend.

One player who didn’t start against Aberdeen but who we feel should be in from the beginning this time around is Liel Abada.

Abada must start for Celtic

Throughout his debut campaign at Parkhead in 2021/22, the winger appeared in more league games (36) than any other Hoops player, highlighting just how reliable he was for the club.

In those appearances, the 20-year-old racked up ten goals and six assists, also ending the season with more shots at goal (81) and shots on target (33) than any other player in Postecoglou’s squad.

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The attacker, who is currently valued at €8m (£6.7m) according to Football Transfers, also delivered 111 crosses in total, leaving only three other Celtic players with more. This shows the kind of attacking danger that he possesses and why he could be a massive problem for County to try and handle if he starts.

Bearing in mind how this afternoon’s opponents faced more shots (621) than any other team in the Premiership last season, it’s safe to say that Abada could have a field day against them today if he’s at his best.

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Hailed as a “wonderful” player by Frank McAvennie and dubbed a “superstar” by Nir Bitton, Abada could be a better option for the team this time around than Daizen Maeda, who started last weekend’s clash.

In 66 minutes on the pitch in the 2-0 win over Aberdeen, the Japanese attacker misplaced seven of the eight crosses that he attempted and ended up losing possession of the ball 12 times, in addition to having no attempts at goal (Sofascore).

With all this in mind, giving Abada his first start of the season could be the best way to ensure that the Bhoys continue their winning start to the campaign and potentially push their goal difference up at the same time.

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