ANGE POSTECOGLOU is preparing to launch new Bhoy Oh Hyeon-gyu into his starting line-up some time soon.
The Celtic boss admitted the South Korean international frontman is “desperate” to score his first goal for the club after his £2.5million arrival from K-League outfit Suwon Samsung Bluewings last week.
Oh made his first appearance as an 82nd-minute substitute for Kyogo Furuhashi in the 2-0 win over Dundee United at Tannadice on Sunday.
ON THE BALL…South Korean striker Oh Hyeon-gye is desperate to score his first Celtic goal.
And the powerfully-built 21-year-old forward took his bow at Parkhead in midweek during the 3-0 victory over Livingston when he came on 15 minutes from time for the Japanese hitman who had scored the third goal against the West Lothian club to hoist his season’s tally to 21.
Postecoglou acknowledged the youngster is straining at the leash to make his first start and, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “I think that’s strikers in general. They know they are expected to score goals, but we know he’ll be a very good player for us.
“We are throwing him in at the minute to get him minutes to get up to speed. He’s desperate to get a goal, but, more important to me, is the fact I see every day he is getting stronger and adjusting to the tempo and intensity of our training.
“We are getting him match fitness and he’ll be up to speed in the next few weeks.”
Oh will again be involved in his manager’s match day squad when they travel to Perth on Sunday for the High Noon showdown with St Johnstone, but the player may have to be patient again and await his chance from the bench.