SOUTH KOREAN striker Oh Hyeon-gyu has scored four goals since his January arrival – two against this afternoon’s opponents St Mirren.
The 22-year-old powerhouse claimed his first Celtic strike when he lashed home a rebound in the 5-1 Scottish Cup victory over the Paisley outfit at Parkhead in February.
Oh followed that up with another against Stephen Robinson’s side in an identical scoreline in the away league victory the following month when he neatly placed a penalty-kick past Trevor Carson.
SPOT ON…Oh Hyeon-gyu fires in a penalty-kick in Celtic’s 5-1 win over St Mirren in Paisley in March.
CROWNING GLORY…Oh Hyeon-gyu turns the ball beyond Hearts keeper Zander Clark to seal Celtic’s 2-0 win at Tynecastle 13 days ago to seal Ange Postecoglou’s second successive title.
Since then the £2.5million recruit has inflicted capital punishment on Hibs and Hearts as he settles into the Hoops forward line allowing Kyogo Furuhashi to get a well-deserved breather as the 2022/23 crusade prepares for a Scottish Cup Final crescendo at Hampden in a fortnight.
Oh, like all of his team-mates, toiled in the 3-0 loss at Ibrox a week ago and was the first player to be replaced just after the hour mark by boss Ange Postecoglou. The frontman missed the Hoops’ best chance of the afternoon two minutes after the hosts had taken an early lead.
With just the keeper to beat, the international forward hit the outside of the post and the opportunity was gone. In fact, Oh only had seven touches of the ball before he was replaced by Kyogo.
The question for Postecoglou now is whether he will give the burly attack-leader another start against the Saints at Parkhead today. If he is a believer in horses-for-courses it could be Oh will again be given the nod.
All will be revealed closer to the 3pm kick-off.
Earlier today, we asked how much you could remember about recent encounters against the Stephen Robinson’s outfit in CQN‘s fun five-minute quiz.
Now we repeat those questions and deliver the answers.
BREAKTHROUGH GOAL…Alistair Johnston is congratulated by Greg Taylor after claiming his first strike for Celtic in the 5-1 win over St Mirren on March 5. (See Question One.)
1: Which Celt scored his first – and so far only – goal against St Mirren in the 5-1 league win in Paisley in March?
2: Saints have claimed four goals against the champions this season. One player has netted three (two penalties). Can you identify him?
3: Two Celtic players have collected doubles against the Paisley side. Name them.
4: Which January recruit scored his first goal for the club in the 5-1 Scottish Cup win at Parkhead in February?
5: True or false: Joe Hart has played in all four previous encounters against the Saints?
1: Alistair Johnston.
2: Mark O’Hara.
3: Kyogo Furuhashi (4-0 January 8), Reo Hatate (5-1 February 11).
4: Oh Hyeon-gyu.
Well done if you got five it out of five – go to the top of the class!
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