The injury Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard picked up in the Ladbrokes Premiership game against Motherwell at Parkhead on Wednesday night has just underlined the need for reinforcements up front.

Brendan Rodgers was caught short when Moussa Dembele was sold to Lyon for £20 million on the final day of the last transfer window.

When Leigh Griffiths was ruled out of action earlier this month due to the personal issues he is wrestling with it compounded an already difficult situation.

It has been hard for Edouard to be the sole striker at the club. He has definitely needed a breather.

He is a top player, but you have to remember how young he is, just 20. Centre forwards go off the boil quite easily.

It is no wonder Brendan has made bring two strikers in on loan his priority in January. I think he will have sourced them already.

I know there were issues during the last transfer window, but I don’t think that will be the case this January.

I think Mikey Johnston, who came on in midweek, will get the nod to start up front for Celtic against Dundee on Saturday if Edouard fails to recover.

But I’m not so sure that will be the case against Aberdeen and Rangers away next week.

If Ryan Christie is back then I would expect him to start at both Pittodrie and Ibrox.