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Lennon Provides Latest Update On Edouard With Cup Final Inclusion In Doubt

Lennon Provides Latest Update On Edouard With Cup Final Inclusion In Doubt

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says he is hopeful that striker Odsonne Edouard will be back in full training tomorrow, but he won’t pick him for the League Cup final if he isn’t fully fit.

The Frenchman has missed the last three games against Rennes, Ross County and Hamilton with a minor injury, but he appears to be making a slow recovery. Lennon says he won’t take any risks with the 21-year-old:

“He was out running on Wednesday and if he comes through Thursday, he might train on Friday. We are hoping he will be ready for Sunday, but if he’s not we can’t take that risk. It’s not 100 per cent and I’m not playing games with anyone.”

The Hoops struggled to overcome a stubborn Hamilton side last night, with Scott Brown coming up with a last-minute winner to clinch the three points.

Lennon has persisted with using winger Lewis Morgan up front, but despite scoring against Rennes, he hasn’t been as effective in subsequent games.

Celtic could perhaps turn to Leigh Griffiths or even Vakoun Issouf Bayo, who has returned to training following a knee injury, if Edouard is ruled out for the clash against Rangers on Sunday.