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Albian Ajeti Pledges Celtic Health As New Boy Admits West Ham's Barren Magic Charge – Day by day Document

Concerned Albian Ajeti has vowed to get up to speed quickly to help Neil Lennon weather the storm after exiting the euro.

The Swiss striker is frustrated with the lack of fitness that prevented him from starting the midweek Champions League loss to Ferencvaros.

Ajeti came off the bench for the final 12 minutes but failed to save the hoops as he had done four days earlier when the substitute scored the winner against Dundee United.

The 23-year-old £ 5 million man was a huge mistake. Odsonne Edouard was injured, and Lennon decided not to start Patryk Klimala in such a big game.

Ryan Christie, who equalized in the 2-1 loss, was instead used as a provisional front man.

Ajeti's last start was for West Ham United seven months ago but he's working hard to be ready for selection to repay Lennon's trust in him.

He said, “The gaffer gives me confidence and has helped me through a difficult time so that I can repay it by playing well and doing my best to help him.

"I like his honesty, he's easy to deal with players.

"He was a player so he knows what's going on in the locker room and how the players are after training or games. It makes it a lot easier to adapt to the team and to develop a good relationship with the gaffer. My last start was in January and I haven't played a lot last season.

“So it's been a long time, but in the end I have to train hard and work hard to be ready to play again for 90 minutes.

"It's frustrating, but that's why I train very hard with the Celtic staff."

And as soon as he fires on all cylinders again, Ajeti hopes to click again with his former Basel team-mate Mohamed Elyounoussi.

He said: “I know Moi from before, how he plays and how he likes to attack the goal. He also knows my runs in the pits and
We will have a good relationship together.

"I'm glad I scored my first goal and helped the team.

"I think that there will be a lot more goals in the future when I'm fitter."

After today's clash against Motherwell, Ajeti will join the Swiss roster for the Nations League clashes against Ukraine and Germany.

He said, “Every call is nice and you are honored to represent your country.

"We have good players but this time there are a lot of changes due to the coronavirus.

“There may be changes if the players need to be tested. Every year we have new players with their own qualities and skills, which is good for the team. "

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