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Sutton Gives Three Reasons Why He Would Pick Edouard Ahead Of Morelos

Sutton Gives Three Reasons Why He Would Pick Edouard Ahead Of Morelos

Ex-Celtic striker Chris Sutton insists he would still pick Odsonne Edouard over Alfredo Morelos if he were forced to choose between the two strikers.

The Rangers forward has scored 25 goals this season, but Sutton believes Edouard’s hold up play, work rate and pace in behind defenders makes him a better all round player:

“If at this moment you had to pick one of them, I think you’d look and say Edouard has stepped up. I’ve been pretty harsh on him at times. He cost £9million and was a development player, but Edouard has developed superbly.”

“Like Morelos, his link-up play has improved immensely, he is working harder now, and Neil Lennon is getting more out of him. He has the ability to go past defenders and he’s a finisher, too.”

“It’s a great choice to have, but if I had to pick one then it would be Edouard, because he’s more of an all-rounder right now.”

Edouard is touch and go for the Betfred Cup Final with a minor injury that has kept him out of the Hoops’ last three matches.

He was pictured in training today, along with other injury doubts Mohamed Elyounoussi, Boli Bolingoli and Jonny Hayes, but the Frenchman has only been back for the last couple of days.

Manager Neil Lennon says he would be reluctant to pick Edouard if he isn’t fully fit, and there is a chance he may only make the bench this weekend.

That would, of course, dent Celtic’s chances of beating their Old Firm rivals and Hoops fans will be hoping he is fit and ready for Sunday.