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‘Natural finisher’ Frimpong praises Ajeti goalscoring abilities and Duffy

Scottish PremiershipCeltic'Natural finisher' Frimpong praises Ajeti goalscoring abilities and Duffy
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With Ajeti showing his goalscoring abilities and continuing them against Livingston – the Swiss international now has four goals in five games.

Jeremie Frimpong believes there is more to come from Ajeti. He said: “Albian’s a natural finisher and I’m really happy for him. He has worked hard in training since he came to the club.

“Albian is here to help us and to score goals. That is what he is doing.

“He is so cool in front of goal and shows total composure. But that’s a top striker for you — he never panics when he gets a chance.

“You can also see his strength in holding the ball up and that is so important for the team.

“There are times when we play it up to him and we need Albian to take it in and let us get up the pitch.

“He is good at that. He has made a great start and  will only get stronger.

“We have a great mix of strikers now. They all have their own qualities and that is so important.

“Every game is different and they all have a  role to play for the team.”

Neil Lennon benched a few players, and this cements Frimpong’s belief that the squad is rich in depth and quality.

Frimpong said: “Our squad is so strong that even our bench looks amazing. It’s just a good group in general and that keeps us all on our toes.

 “There are challenges every day. People want to take your position off you.

“We know the manager will make changes. There are so many games and people will pick up injuries.

“But that is why you have the strong squad and there is so much quality here.”

Celtic have recently signed, Shane Duffy who has started his time at Celtic hitting the ground running, Frimpong said: “Shane is such a strong asset for us and he is unbelievable in the air. Nobody can beat him to a header.

“He is so strong and really helps to strengthen the defence.

“You can hear him shout for the ball from a long way away.

“He talks a lot during games to keep us motivated. He’s a leader for the team, another captain.”

He added: “Olivier is a quality player.  You see that in training all the time and he brought it to the match.

“I wasn’t surprised at his performance. He is that good.

“But the same goes for so many of our players. The bench could all have started the game.”

He continued: “I don’t mind the three or four at the back. It’s up to the manager.

“But the 3-5-2 probably does give me more freedom to move up and down the wing.

“I got forward a lot against Livingston and it suits me.

“I  try to play free and use my strengths to help the team.

“I feel really settled at Celtic at the moment and I need to thank my team-mates for that. I love them all to bits.

“The gaffer and the staff have been great with me as well.

“I get on well with all the players in the squad and it’s been a terrific 12 months for me.”

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