CELTIC'S super-sub Mohamed Elyounoussi has vowed to make boss Neil Lennon think twice about naming him on the bench in future after coming off the bench to great effect in the Europa League last night.

The Norwegian was a regular starter as the new campaign got under way but has found himself confined to the substitutes bench for the past three games as Lennon has tinkered with his formation.

But the 26-year-old struck a claim to regain his slot in the starting XI when he fired home a last-gasp winner in Riga to send the Scottish champions through to the Europa League play-off round.

The Parkhead boss declared after the victory in the Latvian capital his hope that the goal would help Elyounoussi "kick-start" his season. And the Southampton loanee is ready to get motoring.

Elyounoussi - who struck just eight minutes after replacing Odsonne Edouard - said: "I'm pleased to help the team win the game. That's what you want as a forward, to create chances and score goals.

"It's hard when you're sitting in the stand watching the game. It was a tough game, Riga defended well so those are the type of games you want to come on and score.

"Of course, like everyone else you want to play every game. But when you're not in the starting XI then you just want to contribute any way you can. I'm just delighted I could come in and score the goal.

"Obviously it has been a little bit challenging to be left out. But I see this as a challenge. There's two options - either you go around being frustrated or you pick yourself up and try to prove the manager wrong.

"So I'm trying to train hard and show that I deserve to play."