OH HYEON-GYU displayed impeccable timing when he fired in his first goal of the season.

The South Korean powerhouse came off the substututes’ bench to thump in the 83rd-minute winner the last time today’s opponents St Mirren played at Parkhead.

The champions toiled throughout the early November evening encounter and had to come from behind to equalise through David Turnbull with one his last strikes for the Hoops before his £2million switch to Championship side Cardiff City in January.

Oh savoured the moment as he blasted an unstoppable drive past the stranded Zach Hemming for the points-clincher.

OH, WHAT A BEAUTY…South Korean hitman Oh Hyeon-gyu thumps in Celtic’s winner against St Mirren at Parkhead on November 1.

The strapping attack-leader, who celebrated his 23rd birthday yesterday, claimed doubles in the 6-0 home victory over Aberdeen later in the month and the 4-1 success over Hibs at the same venue in December.

However, Oh is still awaiting his first goal for the champions in 2024. In fact, the forward has featured for only 10 minutes since returning from the Asian Cup in February.

The last time he figured in the matchday squad was for the game against St Johnstone last month, but was not among the five substitutes utilised by Brendan Rodgers in the champions’ 3-1 win.

Oh cost £2million from Suwon Bluewings when he signed a five-year contract in January last year and collected 11 strikes in 35 appearances.

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BHOY…Oh Hyeon-gyu celebrates his late winner against the Paisley side.

However, he has slipped further down the pecking order since the loan arrival of Adam Idah from Norwich City in January.

The Republic of Ireland colossus has claimed six goals in as many starts and is vying with Kyogo Furuhashi for the main spot in the frontline.

If the Cork-born star’s move becomes permanent in the summer with a £3million transfer fee mentioned, Oh’s chances of a breakthrough at Parkhead could be placed in jeopardy.

Just over five months ago, the youngster was the matchwinner against St Mirren. It looks as though he will be lucky to be on the bench today against the Paisley side.

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