Scottish football pundit Peter Martin has claimed Celtic’s ‘battle’ will be to finish second in the league this season – if they persevere with Albian Ajeti.
The Bhoys goalscoring issues were apparent over the past weekend as they struck the woodwork on three occasions in a disappointing 1-1 draw against Dundee United.
The absence of those men was certainly felt in their most recent game, and to make things worse, alternative striker Ajeti produced the ‘miss of the season‘ during the match, costing his team a shot at a much-needed three points.
While discussing the Swiss forward on the PLZ Football Show, Martin claimed that Ajeti wasn’t good enough to help Celtic challenge for the title.
He explained: “If they persevere with Albian Ajeti for any stretch over the next few weeks, I think their battle will be to see if they can finish second, because he’s not a goalscorer.”
TIF Thoughts on Albian Ajeti and Celtic…
The Bhoys have really missed Kyogo in the month of September. Before his injury, he had seven goals in nine games across all competitions this season.
Without access to the Japanese international’s goalscoring prowess this month, Celtic have won just one of their three league games.
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It’s certainly hard not to look at those numbers and agree with Martin’s claim.