NEIL LENNON has praised “sensational” Albian Ajeti – despite the fact the Swiss striker has fired blanks in his last seven games.
The summer’s £5million arrival from West Ham, who claimed five strikes in his first six Premiership outings including winners against Dundee United and Livingston, has impressed the Celtic boss with his attitude.
Ajeti underlined his determination to make the breakthrough at the champions by working on his fitness during the international break and Lennon now has a decision to make before tomorrow afternoon’s match against Hibs at Easter Road.
Does he continue with Ajeti who started the 4-1 victory over Motherwell at Fir Park where Mohamed Elyounoussi thumped in a hat-trick and Olivier Ntcham collected the fourth?
Or does he sanction the comeback of Odsonne Edouard, a two-goal success with the France Under-21 team on Sunday, but a player who has also failed to get on the scoresheet in the league since his effort in the 5-0 rout of Ross County in Dingwall on September 12?
The Hoops chief insisted Ajeti has been hampered by injury and a restricted pre-season and has been working hard to get into peak condition.
Lennon, speaking to The Scotsman, said: “That’s a massive boost because he’s been sensational for us, absolutely tremendous with the impact he’s had already.
“I’ll be delighted to have him, Edouard, Leigh Griffiths and Patryck Klimala because they’re all different kinds of strikers.
“They all bring a lot of quality to the team, but Ajeti has shown his class and what he brings to the table.”