NEW £2million striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo, who was watched by Neil Lennon, scored his first goal in Celtic colours in the 6-0 reserve league win over Dundee at Forfar’s Station Park.
The Ivorian international frontman, who joined from Slovakian outfit Dunajska Streda during the January transfer window, has made only a cameo appearance in the first team since his arrival.
Bayo was sent on late in the game against Kilmarnock and celebrated with his new team-mates following Scott Brown’s 90th-minute winner at Rugby Park.
He was delighted again yesterday when he raced onto a pass from full-back Wallace Duffy to thump a low drive beyond the helpless keeper in the 37th minute.
The Celts were already two goals ahead at the time following strikes from Jack Aitchison and Kerr McInroy.
Former Arsenal prospect Armstrong Oko-Flex continued his impressive form with a neat finish before the interval and Thomas Caffrey and Aitchison completed the rout in the second-half.
Hibs-bound Scott Allan set up two of the goals while German defender Marvin Compper got another outing.
Bayo, who also fired a ferocious free-kick against the woodwork, has not been included in interim manager Lennon’s plans since he took over from Brendan Rodgers last week.
However, the Irishman will have received a report of the powerful 21-year-old attacker’s display in this encounter and he could be included in future squads.