John Hartson and Trevor Sinclair believe things are looking up for Celtic
Celtic-supporting pundits John Hartson and Trevor Sinclair have been left feeling positive about the Hoops after today’s big signing announcement.
The Hoops supporters were in need of a pick-me-up after Saturday’s opening-day defeat to Hearts. There’s no denying they got it either after Joe Hart and James McCarthy were brought in ahead of a big month for the football club.
The signings take Celtic up to five in the summer recruitment tally. The pair join Liel Abada, Carl Starfelt, and Kyogo Furuhashi in signing up in Glasgow’s East End.
And despite some recent on-field blows, Hartson and Sinclair belive things are now looking up after today’s statement of intent from the football club:
John Hartson and Trevor Sinclair reflect many Celtic supporters’ mood
You can’t say today’s announcement wasn’t a boost for the club. It’s two highly experienced players who can come in and make an immediate impact. Effectively, it’s everything we should want in a transfer.
Of course the Celtic support haven’t forgotten about what still needs done. Nor have we just ignored how long it’s taken the club to get signings like this in the door. Those marks are already against new CEO Dom McKay’s name.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the arrival of genuinely talented footballers when they’re confirmed. Time will tell whether they’ll be successful, but at face value both look like real coups for the club.
It also has to be remembered that both come with major points to prove. So many believe Hart to have had his day. At only 34, he can certainly prove the doubters wrong for several years to come.
The same goes for McCarthy, who some will be concerned with due to his previous injury issues. Yet he was fit for the most part for Crystal Palace last season and has shown his value in the EPL over the last decade.
We’ve brought in some genuine quality and we’re allowed to enjoy it. They aren’t guaranteed to be successful, but they’re the kind of signings we needed to make. At the very least, it’s a modicum of positivity in what’s been a frustrating summer for Celtic fans so far.