CELTIC returned to the summit of the table after briefly being pushed off their perch by Rangers’ win at Fir Park. Neil Lennon rang the changes in personnel and formation as Celtic eased to a win over Jack Ross’s Hibs side that would have been more comfortable had the Parkhead side taken the chances they created. There was an energy to Celtic’s performance, however, that pleased Lennon.

Here are five things we learned:

Oh my days

Jeremie Frimpong was bought this summer as a player for Celtic’s development squad and with one eye on coming seasons. His elevation into the senior team came after impressive performances when he was invited to join in with first-team training sessions.

His exposure was in a League Cup game against Partick Thistle in the opening weeks of the season with Neil Lennon insisting that he’d been too good to leave out. Frimpong followed on from last week’s League Cup final by finding the opening goal in a game which Celtic had dominated and create plenty of opportunities without converting them.

Surrounded by every single outfield player in the aftermath of the goal, the teenager would appear to have endeared himself to his colleagues as much as he to the Celtic support. The expectancy now is that he will be a regular feature of the senior squad.

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Rod Stewart might have burned his bridges with the hardcore element of the Celtic support

The Green Brigade were quick to look out the spraypaint and canvas in the aftermath of Rod’s congratulatory tweet to Boris Johnson this week following the Etonian’s election victory; “Tories not welcome, F**k off Rod” was their inevitable and unambiguous stance on the matter.

Rod might want to look out his hard hat for any return to Celtic Park in the coming weeks.

Odsonne Edouard isn’t one to be written off

The young Frenchman looked to have left his shooting boots in the dressing room after a string of chances passed him by. To his credit, the striker stuck to his task and got the goal that effectively put the game beyond the reach of Hibs and ensure that Celtic returned to the top of the table.

The striker had been sidelined with an unspecified leg injury and missed a number of games but he gives Celtic an entirely different focal point when he plays. It is difficult to underestimate just how vital he is to the Parkhead side given his physicality and the manner in which he leads the line. Always a threat.

Leigh Griffiths needs a goal

Slowly getting himself back into the mix, Griffiths has started to clock up the minutes. He replaced Edouard immediately after the second goal of the afternoon and was desperate to get himself on the scoresheet.

Still looking short of sharpness, a goal might give the striker the lift he needs to start getting into a more regular groove as he seeks to sustain his first-team involvement.

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Neil Lennon’s rejigged formation suited the attacking senses of Frimpong and Bolingoli

The 3-5-2 line-up, so favoured by Martin O’Neill in his time at the club, gave Celtic license to get forward and kept up a steady stream of chances.

Even after going two goals up there was one searing late run from Frimpong that took in the length of the pitch only for Griffiths to glance his cross just wide of the target.

Still, the system suited Celtic’s attacking players and on another day would have yielded a far wider return.