NEIL LENNON has told striker Odsonne Edouard to shift his focus back onto Celtic after the striker put in a disappointing showing in the late win over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

Edouard was substituted by Lennon in the second half after a hugely ineffective performance, with his replacement Patryk Klimala going on to score the second of Celtic’s late strikes after the returning Leigh Griffiths had put them ahead.

After the game, Lennon admitted that transfer speculation surrounding the Frenchman may be affecting him, and the Celtic manager hopes that the imminent closing of the transfer window sees Edouard regain his form.

“I think he has about three or four more gears to come,” Lennon said. “That’s a question you need to ask him.

“Again, I was disappointed with his performance. He needs to settle down. Hopefully after tomorrow he will.

“I can’t speculate but I think it’s apparent it’s been affecting him, but I can’t think for him or put words into his mouth.

“He’s a brilliant player, but we are just not seeing the best of him at the moment.

“Hopefully he’ll calm down once the window shuts and come good for us.

“I’m delighted to win the game. We deserved it but I wasn’t happy with the first half.

“It was all fur coat and no underwear really. We lacked any sort of aggression in our play. Second half was a lot better. We had to wait and be patient.

“I thought we made the subs at the right time and they made a good impact.”

Lennon meanwhile refused to comment on reports linking former Scotland international Robert Snodgrass with a move to Celtic.

The West Ham man is reportedly close to sealing a season-long loan in Glasgow, after the 33-year-old became frustrated with a lack of first-team action under David Moyes in London.

“I’m not talking about any speculation,” Lennon said. “You could throw any number of names at me but we are working on one or two things and hopefully we can accomplish a few things.

“We have 24 hours.”