Celtic have made their attacking intentions crystal clear to their rivals with their business so far in the January window.
With the additions of Oliver Burke, Timothy Weah, and Vakoun Issouf Bayo, Celtic are shaping up to play fast-attacking football until the end of the season.
They may even adopt the Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle attitude from the 90s – “We’ll score one more than you.”
The club’s permanent move for striker Bayo, adds another goalscorer to the ranks. The Ivorian boasts an impressive record in Slovakia.
Bayo netted 18 goals in 23 games to net his reported £2m move to the Hoops.
Burke can also play as a central attacker. Despite being more of a winger, his role for the Scotland u-21s has been more of a lone striker.
With Odsonne Edouard already at the club, it appears Rodgers is determined not to let a lack of goals be the reason his team falls short in their quest for a treble treble.
Rodgers said before the window he would like to add two strikers to the squad. He has done that, and added extra quality out wide in Burke to compliment the front line.
It would appear to be hard for Rodgers to fit Weah, Burke, Bayo and Edouard into the one team. However it can be done.
With Edouard being effective playing off the left at times, and Burke being a right winger, Celtic could revert to a 4-2-4 formation.
Albeit a bit cavalier, it would be sure to provide an exciting attacking approach for the Bhoys.
However, it is unlikely James Forrest would be dropped to accommodate Burke. And Celtic’s defence doesn’t need to be exposed any more than it currently is.
Don’t neglect the defence
All Celtic fans want to see attacking, free flowing football. It’s what most of the fans were brought up on.
However, Tommy Burns’ Celtic side played some of the best football in the Club’s history, and only had one Scottish Cup trophy to show for it.
Celtic’s new attacking options are exciting, and in Bayo they have a striker who looks to be effective in the air as well as on the ground.
However, they must get their defence correct first, before unleashing their new weapons in attack.
Their attacking intentions must be backed up with a solid base in defence, otherwise they may need to score three and four every game just to get three points.