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Celtic boss Neil Lennon must unleash Mohamed Elyounoussi against Rangers

After finally picking up their form, Celtic head into the Old Firm clash against Rangers on Saturday afternoon with a bit of wind in their sails.

Neil Lennon’s side have racked up six wins on the bounce in all competitions, and know that only a win will be enough to really get them back involved in the Scottish Premiership title race.

And whilst the Hoops have been in such good form, the Celtic boss should consider making one big change: bringing in Mohamed Elyounoussi.

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The Norway international had been in great form in recent weeks, bagging five goals in just three league games. But after netting against Kilmarnock earlier this month, the winger has found himself on the bench for the previous three matches, playing a grand total of 17 minutes.

The Bhoys desperately need a win against Steven Gerrard’s side, and Elyounoussi has got the kind of game-changing ability to turn things in their favour.

Speaking earlier in the summer after a 6-0 win over KR Reykjavik, Lennon said: “Elyounoussi is, I think rightly the Man of the Match, and the one we should talk about because this guy is a very, very good player. When he came to Celtic last season, he might have tailed off towards the end of last season, but he was excellent when he came in.

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“He has an awful lot to offer and that performance will fill Neil Lennon with an awful lot of heart because if he’s back to his best, Elyounoussi is a very, very dangerous player.”

The Norwegian has bagged 12 goals in all competitions this season, and will no doubt be hoping to get the call to start against Rangers. Whether it’s playing him from the left or through the middle, he could wreak havoc on a Gers team who might just begin to feel the weight and pressure of leading the title race.

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