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CHRISTIE’S VIEW OF HOOPS HIT PARADE

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ODSONNE EDOUARD, Ryan Christie and James Forrest have rattled in fifty-eight goals among them this season.

Remarkably, that is only eight short of what tomorrow’s opponents Aberdeen have scored after 26 Premiership game this season.

The Dons, who have already lost to the rampant champions at Pittodrie in October, will have to try to find a way of shutting down the champions’ awesome firepower that has seen them blast 127 goals in domestic and European competition this year – six more than they achieved last time out.

Edouard is leading the scoring stakes with 24, Christie claimed his 18th in the 5-0 win over Hearts in midweek while Forrest is on 16.

Now Joe Lewis faces the daunting challenge of attempting to block out the Celts who will be determined to stretch their lead over Rangers to 13 although Steven Gerrard’s side will have two games in hand.

FINISHING TOUCH…Ryan Christie leaves Hearts keeper Joel Pereira helpless with Celtic’s fourth goal in the 5-0 rout.

Christie, who had an 18-month loan spell at Pittodrie, looked at the Hoops’ hit parade and told the Celtic website: “We don’t really have any internal competition between us. Odsonne is the man who always finds the back of the net and I won’t be surprised if he ends up top goalscorer this season.

“And I hope he does! He definitely deserves it.

“Jamesy likewise. He’s got an incredible ability to chip in with top performances and goals and assists over the course of the season.

“We’re basically all working together and trying to get as many goals and assists as we can.

“I hadn’t scored for a while before Hearts, so I want to be on the scoresheet as much as I can from here on.”

 

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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