TWO for the road – that’s Neil Lennon’s hope as the Odsonne Edouard-Leigh Griffiths double-act clicked again in the 3-0 win over Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park yesterday.
The French ace and the Scotland international were on the mark again to hoist their goal tally to SEVENTEEN in their past 10 games as a frontline partnership.
It augers well for the champions as they get ready to host Dundee United on Wednesday to bring down the curtain on a rollercoaster 2020 while preparing for the second Glasgow derby of the campaign at Ibrox on Saturday.
Edouard opened the scoring with a well-struck penalty-kick following last week’s Panenka effort against Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final and Griffiths doubled the advantage after combining with his team-mate and then lashing a low left-foot drive away from the sprawling Kyle Gourlay.
The 30-year-old comeback frontman had earlier hit the woodwork with a header and Edouard did likewise before David Turnbull snapped on to the rebound to thump in the third.
Lennon, speaking to the Sunday Mail, said: “I thought Odsonne looked great, the best he’s looked for a while.
“He looked free and his quality was there for everyone to see. The whole team functioned well, I couldn’t fault any of them.
“I’m pleased with the partnership of Odsonne and Leigh, they’ve come together again at a good time.
“They showed great link-up play for Leigh’s first chance in the game, which the keeper saved – then he was unlucky with a header off the post.
“But we’re getting the ball into the right areas for them now and we’re looking more potent.
“There’s a good fluency about our passing and movement again.
“There’s a lot to be encouraged about, but there’s still work to do.”