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After finally regaining their form, Celtic head to the Old Firm clash against Rangers on Saturday afternoon with a little wind in their sails.
Neil Lennon’s team have accumulated six rebound victories in all competitions, and they know that just one win will be enough to really get them involved again in the race for the Scottish Premiership title.
And while the Hoops have been in such good shape, the Celtic boss should consider making a big change: adding Mohamed Elyounoussi.
Should Elyounoussi start against Rangers?
The Norway international had been in great shape in recent weeks, scoring five goals in just three league games. But after scoring against Kilmarnock earlier this month, the winger has found himself on the bench for the previous three games, playing a total of 17 minutes.
The Bhoys desperately need a win against Steven Gerrard’s team, and Elyounoussi has the kind of game-changing ability to turn things in his favor.
Speaking in early summer after a 6-0 win over KR Reykjavik, Lennon said: “I think Elyounoussi is rightly the Man of the Match, and that we should talk about because this guy is a very, very good player. When he came to Celtic last season, he might have waned towards the end of last season, but he was excellent when he came in.
“He has a lot to offer and that performance will fill Neil Lennon with a tremendous heart because if he gets back to his best, Elyounoussi is a very, very dangerous player.”
The Norwegian has bagged 12 goals in all competitions this season, and he will certainly look forward to getting the call to start against the Rangers. Whether playing him from the left or down the middle, he could wreak havoc on a Gers team that could begin to feel the weight and pressure of leading the title race.