CELTIC New Bhoy Mohamed Elyounoussi is on the brink of his debut for the champions against Hamilton Accies tomorrow.

The Moroccan-born Norwegian striker, who cost Southampton £16million when they signed him from Malmo last year, arrived before the transfer deadline day after agreeing a season-long loan.

The Hoops fans may remember Elyounoussi starring – and scoring two goals – in Molde’s home and away Europa League wins against Ronny Deila’s men in 2015.

Now they may be given the opportunity to see what the 25-year-old frontman can provide playing for the Parkhead men.

Neil Lennon may take the opportunity to introduce him tomorrow and rest Odsonne Edouard before the European tie against Rennes in France on Thursday.

The £10million attacker was in action for France Under-21s following his strike in the 2-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox – and the elegant attacker scored two goals in each game against Albania and the Czech Republic.

Lennon also has Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Issouf Bayo.desperate for some game time.

Greg Taylor, the £2.25million purchase from Kilmarnock hours before the close of the window, is also standing by for his first outing for the champions.

Moritz Baeur, who came on as a second-half substitute against Steven Gerrard’s outfit, could also start.

TEEMU PUKKI, who Finnish striker aho flopped so spectularly at Celtic, has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for August.

Norwich’s 29-year-old forward beat Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne to the award

Pukki scored five goals in four games last month in what is his debut season in the top flight, including a hat-trick in their 3-1 victory against Newcastle.

He signed for the Carrow Road outfit on a free transfer from Danish side Brondby in 2018.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp won the top manager prize, beating ex-Hoops gaffer Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) and Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace) to the award.

BILLY GILMOUR, the Scotland Under-21 midfielder, has signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea.

The 18-year-old, who quit Rangers in 2017, made his Premier League debut in the 2-2 draw against Sheffield United before the international break.

Gilmour, speaking to Sky Sports News, said: “It’s really exciting for me and my family to sign this deal.

“Frank has come in and everyone is buzzing, training is really good and there’s a high standard to everything we do. There are exciting times ahead and, hopefully, I can work hard to get more opportunities, as well.

“It was amazing to make my debut and for the gaffer to show his trust in me in a tight game.

“I thank him for his faith in me, now I need to make sure it wasn’t just a one-off and keep showing him I’ve got a lot more to give.

“I want to make sure I’m involved with the senior team as much as I can be and try to push for more appearances.”

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