THERE has been a lot of talk recently about who the best striker in Scotland is, but I think that the Old Firm game should have laid that particular debate to rest for a while at least.

All of the talk in the run-up to the game was how Alfredo Morelos was on fire, and although it was a surprise to see him start the game on the bench, there had also been a lot of chat about the red-hot form of Jermain Defoe.

As it turned out, neither Defoe nor Morelos when he came on were able to lay much of a glove on a Celtic defence that was hugely inexperienced in the fixture, while Odsonne Edouard had the regular Rangers defensive partnership of Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic - who had also been getting rave reviews - in a flap for much of the afternoon.

It wasn’t just his goal, though he showed remarkable composure as he tucked it home under Allan McGregor, but his all-round play and intelligence that proved a handful for the home defence.

I see he scored a couple on his debut for the French under-21 side last week too, and there seems to be an upwards trajectory to his career that mirrors his good friend Moussa Dembele.

Hopefully, Edouard’s inevitable big move will be a while away yet and Celtic fans will get to enjoy him for a while longer, but it may well be the eventual destination of Morelos and Edouard once they leave Scottish football that will provide the real evidence of just who is the better player.

To my mind, Edouard has the potential to go right to the very top.