Celtic FC has had another injury blow to their squad, this time to a promising striker ahead of the match against St. Mirren.
If it is not one thing for Celtic, it is another. Just as Hoops superstar Ryan Christie has returned from suspension in time for St. Mirren, now another injury has taken place. Young and promising striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo has now sustained an injury.
Apparently, the young Bhoy picked up the injury during his time playing against Aberdeen this past weekend. The injury leaves only Odsonne Edouard as the only fit and healthy striker currently on the squad. Leigh Griffiths has gradually been regaining fitness with hopes of returning to the pitch soon.
According to SuperScoreBoard, Vakoun Issouf Bayo will undergo a scan to see the extent of the injury, which means he is likely out for the matchup against St. Mirren on Wednesday. Despite Odsonne Edouard being the best player in Scotland, and arguably one of the best strikers in the world, an addition will need to be made in the winter.
Bayo has shown promise when he is has taken the field, and this match against St. Mirren could have allowed him to have shown his worth to Celtic boss Neil Lennon and the front office. Instead, with both Leigh Griffiths perpetually on the sideline, and Bayo unproven, the Hoops have to make a move to add a striker during the winter transfer window.
What could also become a byproduct of this injury is that the talk of Odsonne Edouard leaving the club could start to die down. Without a reliable, and elite striker, the Hoops may decide that keeping Edouard to be the wise decision. Either way, it is a shame that Bayo will not get his chance to start on Wednesday that could have seen him really excel on the pitch.