Celtic gaffer, Neil Lennon, has given Hoops fans a boost before the Scottish Premiership kicks off this weekend with the news that they can – potentially – expect to see new faces through the door at Parkhead, as reported by the BBC Sport website.
Speaking after his side’s 3-1 friendly victory over Hibernian, which featured a return for Leigh Griffiths and a couple of goals for Patryk Klimala, Lennon was hopeful of new additions without wanting to jinx any deals that are near to completion:
“I don’t want to tempt fate.
“It takes a bit of time and they could be called off last-minute type of thing. Hopefully we will have something to get our teeth into this week in terms of bringing players in.”
There are a few positions that the Hoops boss will want to address as soon as possible both in defence and attack with a goalkeeper remaining a priority to not only provide competition to Scott Bain but to also ensure that he isn’t the only senior player available for his position – regardless of Ross Doohan’s obvious potential.
The centre of defence also remains a concern, Lennon experimenting with both Nir Bitton and Hatem Abd Elhamed in pre-season in case his preferred pairing of Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer suffer injuries – Jozo Simunovic and Jack Hendry, the only other specialists both having departed the club in recent weeks.
Celtic fans could be in for an exciting few weeks and despite the financial crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Parkhead hierarchy appear to be throwing their weight behind the manager in the best way possible – by providing much needed, quality, reinforcements, rather than resting on their well decorated laurels..