MAN-OF-THE-MOMENT Odsonne , the Premiership’s January Player of the Month, has praised Leigh Griffiths as the Celtic double-act has proved to be an instant hit.

Neil Lennon has changed his system to allow two players to dovetail in the attack and the Frenchman and the Scotland international have produced the goods since the turn of the year.

Edouard has claimed seven goals in his six outings to take his tally to 24 while comeback hitman Griffiths has collected four strikes from the same amount of matches.

The Hoops’ £9million record buy from Paris Saint-Germain in June 2018 insists the forwards are on the same wavelength.

Speaking of the partnership, Edouard, speaking to the Daily Record, admitted: “I enjoy it very much. We’ve seen our performances, so I think I can say that it has worked.

“Leigh is a great finisher and we’ve always had good communication, right from the moment we started playing together and I hope that continues.

“I learn from everyone here every day, but Leigh has qualities I don’t possess, so I can certainly learn from him.

“There is no one person who has been a bigger influence on me than anyone else, but every coach I’ve had has been important for me.

“I’m someone who’s willing to listen and learn a lot – that’s how I behave.”

Lennon rested the striking pair for the Scottish Cup-tie against Clyde at Broadwood on Sunday with £3.5million Polish purchase Patryk Klimala leading the line. The January arrival is still waiting for his first Hoops goal with Olivier Ntcham, Scott Brown and Vakoun Issouf Bayo scoring the goals in the 3-0 win.

Edouard and Griffiths are likely to get the nod to face Hearts in the Premiership encounter at Parkhead this evening.



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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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