Former Hibernian striker Tom McManus believes Celtic will be in “trouble” if they don’t sign a striker in the January transfer window.

Speaking on PLZ Soccer’s ‘The Football Show,’ McManus suggested Celtic are currently too “reliant” on Odsonne Edouard and used Rangers as an example as to why the Hoops would benefit from having competition for Eddy.

I think they have got to [sign a new striker in January]. I think with Bayo, obviously, he’s been out injured, still doubts about Leigh Griffiths [they have to bring in a striker]. 

I think he [Griffiths] is a tremendous striker and obviously our best one for Scotland, but I think Celtic are very heavily reliant on Edouard at the minute.

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Rangers have got two strikers banging goals and both pushing each other. Celtic have not quite got that and I think that’s a big difference. I think if anything happens to Edouard, god forbid for Celtic supporters, then Celtic are in trouble.

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Lennon is no doubt aware of the need for a striker in January given how both Bayo and Griff have struggled for fitness this season.

Eddy has spearheaded Celtic’s attack expertly thus far but he will need a rest at some point, and strengthening up front appears a must for the Hoops.