NEIL LENNON says that Odsonne Edouard is back to his best after the striker’s match-winning double against St Johnstone.

The striker hauled Celtic back from a goal down to claim all three points in Perth with two superbly taken strikes within two second-half minutes, and impressed after the interval with his general link-up play and strength in attack.

When asked if his star man was getting back to the levels that he expects of him after hitting his eighth goal in six matches, Lennon replied: “He is. Not just his goals but his play in general, particularly second half, was superb.

“He is definitely looking more and more like the player he was last season.

“I don’t know [what has made the difference with Edouard recently]. He just seems a lot more settled.

“I think there were a lot of things on his mind in the first half of the season.

“He has really found his form now and we’re delighted because he makes us better. That’s the sort of form he was showing this time last season.

“It augurs well for between now and the end of the season. He is in great goalscoring form but I was pleased with his all-round performance.

“His physicality was back today, his running was better and certainly his technique on the ball was very good.

“I thought (Ryan) Christie was good, bright and energetic. (Tom) Rogic had a good game. Greg Taylor had another fine game and we defended resolutely at times when we needed to.

“Again, that’s something we haven’t done as well as we could have done this year.”

The comeback win was Celtic’s fourth win in succession, and Lennon believes he can see some of the qualities that have gone missing from his side in general starting to reappear of late, particularly in their willingness to put their bodies on the line for one another.

“I think there is a team spirit and they are all playing for each other,” he said.

“We have had a really good reaction to the defeat against St Mirren. That’s four wins on the bounce. “Although we are a long way back we just need to keep working away at the performances.”