Frank McAvennie has slammed Odsonne Edouard for his part in last season's shambolic Celtic title defence and sudden form turnaround on his Premier League debut.

The 61-year-old also heavily criticised Kris Ajer and Ryan Christie for their part in last season's results under Neil Lennon.

The former Hoops striker reckons the trio wanted to leave and it showed in their performances, even suggesting a lack of effort in their play.

Ajer and Edouard moved this summer to the Premier League with Brentford and Crystal Palace respectively with Christie moving to Championship leaders Bournemouth.

And McAvennie doesn't feel it's right they have left without fixing a mess of their own creation.

He told Football Insider: “Look at Edouard in that first Palace game.

“When he made his debut, he did more in 20 minutes than he did for Celtic last season.

“I could see that desire back, that wasn’t there last season. I criticised those players all of last season.

“Anyone who knows football can see when players aren’t trying. Ajer and Christie wanted to go.

“Lennon should have let them go, he sounded furious, they were never going to give their all for the club.

“Now they have got their moves and they aren’t fixing the mess they caused.”