With the January transfer window just over a week away from opening, Celtic legend Chris Sutton has paid tribute to the impact three players signed in the summer transfer have had on the Hoops side.
He has been impressed with how Fraser Forster, Jeremie Frimpong and Christopher Jullien have helped the team improve, as praised the trio in his column in the Daily Record.
“Superb piece of work”
“Getting the keeper back from Southampton was a superb piece of work from Lennon” is Sutton’s verdict on Forster.
“Frimpong has been dynamite. His energy, enthusiasm and quality have been breathtaking at times and that’s a terrific market for Celtic” is Sutton’s verdict on the right-back who has broken into the first-team this season.
“He was brilliant at Tynecastle. Strong, physical and nipped issues in the bud. With him doing the business at one end, the creative players did the rest” was how Sutton saw Jullien perform in the recent 2-0 win over Hearts.
Sutton is correct to identify the impact the trio have had on the team. They seem to have made Celtic an even better side than they were last season.
Fans should be confident about potential signings
The trio’s performances should also give Celtic fans confidence about any business that will be done in January. You would imagine that Neil Lennon and transfer chief Nick Hammond will only be looking for players that can improve the side.
That is not easy to do. But when you look at the impact that Sutton had identified that the trio have had on the team, then it can be done.
Celtic don’t need to make that many signings in January. Only one or two could be enough, as the Hoops have a big squad.
That is what Lennon and Hammond will be looking to do in January. If they can succeed, Celtic can get even better as a team.