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Celtic fans react as Odsonne Edouard is only fit enough for the bench vs Rangers

Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to react after seeing that their talisman Odsonne Edouard was only fit enough to make the bench for the Betfred Cup final against Rangers.

Edouard – who has been linked with a January move to Premier League side Crystal Palace – has scored 13 goals while also recording 12 assists in all competitions so far this season, leading the line admirably for Neil Lennon in terms of creating and scoring.

However, despite Lennon revealing that the Frenchman had trained and that the decision to play against Rangers from the first whistle rested with the 21-year-old striker, Edouard was nowhere to be seen in the starting XI.

In his place, the former Bolton manager opted to hand a start to 23-year-old forward Lewis Morgan, who has scored just two goals in all competitions this season.

One supporter said that Edouard’s absence was a “big blow”, and that the Bhoys’ style of play very much revolves around the young forward.

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Another supporter echoed the belief that the 13-goal striker’s absence was a blow, this time deciding that it was a “massive” one rather than just “big”.

Another bunch of supporters on Twitter also reacted to Edouard’s situation.

One simply emphasised their confusion at the decision to bench Edouard, whereas another said that they would’ve started the 6 foot 2 forward even if he had no legs instead over Morgan in a Glasgow Derby.

Another fan made reference to Lennon stating that there was a “very good chance” Edouard could start the Betfred Cup final, laughing at the forward’s presence amongst the substitutes despite the encouraging comments.

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Lastly, this supporter said that Edouard’s absence is a massive thing for the club, and highlights the need for a new striker in the January window.

These supporters needn’t have worried, however, as Christopher Jullien scored to secure a 1-0 win for the Bhoys.

In other Celtic news, see what Scott Brown had to say about teenage sensation Jeremie Frimpong

Article title: Celtic fans react as Odsonne Edouard is only fit enough for the bench vs Rangers

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