MOUSSA DEMBELE is ready to lead the Celtic attack against Ross County in Dingwall on Saturday after his remarkable 12-minute hat-trick for the French Under-21 side this week.
The powerhouse frontman staked his claim with his three-goal salvo against their Slovenian counterparts to emphasise he is returning to the form that brought him 32 goals last season.
Dembele struggled with a hamstring injury in the run-in to the clean sweep campaign and was not quite 100 per cent at the start of this term.
The 21-year-old former Fulham starlet has made only 12 appearances for the Hoops in all competitions this time out, but has still managed to claim six goals, including a double after coming on as a second-half substitute in the 4-2 Betfred League Cup semi-final triumph over Hibs last month.
Dembele took his total to seven goals in 10 outings for his nation’s Under-21 team with his trio against Slovenia – a scoring feat that could see him start ahead of Leigh Griffiths in the Highlands at the weekend.
The Scotland international missed last Thursday Friendly encounter against Holland at Pittodrie with a calf injury and could be a doubt for the Ross County clash.
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