ALBIAN AJETI was a Swiss hit with a double in Celtic’s 3-0 win over stubborn Ross County at Parkhead yesterday.
The close-range headers hoisted the striker’s tally to eight since his £5million arrival from West Ham last summer – but he insists he has nothing to prove at the Hoops.
Ajeti’s first strike arrived in the 70th minute when Ange Postecoglou’s side were already leading 1-0 following new Bhoy Cameron Carter-Vickers’ deflected long-range drive that completely bamboozled Dingwall keeper Ross Turnbull as it looped over his head into the top corner.
Six minutes after the opener, the international frontman was unmarked to rise to a superb right-wing delivery from Israel teenage winger Liel Abada who had hit the crossbar twice in the first-half as the team looked for the breakthrough goal.
IT TAKES TWO…Albian Ajeti celebrates his second goal with James McCarthy.
And Ajeti made no mistake with a diving header after an effort from substitute James McCarthy had been touched onto the woodwork by Laidlaw.
His twosome were his first efforts since he netted in a 4-0 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park in February and the attacker said: “If we have the chances then I’ll score the goals.
“I’ve been training very well and working hard every day. I don’t need to prove anything to anyone.
“If I play and get starts in games then I will score.
“We play with high intensity and high pressing where we create many chances and we will score lots of goals.
“It doesn’t matter who scores, but if we have the chances then I’ll be there to score the goals.”
Ajeti, speaking to the Scottish Sun on Sunday, added: “I’m happy about any start I can get at Celtic. The performance was important for us and we performed as well as we have for the last couple of weeks.
“We did a lot well on this occasion in what was a tough game and I’m happy to help the team with goals.”