Michael Stewart, never one to shy away from a Celtic opinion, has called on the club to release a statement and clue in supporters on what’s going to happen next season.

Celtic fans have suffered a dreadful campaign of calamities on and off the pitch.

However, the board’s appetite for communicating openly and honestly with fans just doesn’t seem to be there.

Stewart points out that’s a problem – and a growing one too.

Apathy reigns amongst large sections of the support.

The BBC pundit has called on Celtic to release a statement or present a vision of what next season looks like at the club.

Speaking to Radio Scotland tonight (18:54), Stewart said: “Fairly soon there has to be some sort of statement or presentation of what the intention is going to be moving forward.

“Whether that’s Dominic McKay coming in to sell his vision, it’s to make sure the fans and everyone connected to Celtic has an understanding of what’s going on, because the season that has unfolded has been shambolic.

“Fairly soon, somebody needs to talk about what the potential club is going to be looking like next season.

“They’ve got to sell a vision, and sell it fairly quickly. Because the fans have got to buy into that. At the moment, there’s just a feeling of apathy or despondency.”

Celtic fans unlikely to disagree with Michael Stewart on statement of intent

As we’ve pointed out plenty of times before, Celtic are playing with fire when it comes to their treatment of fans this season.

If they keep us in the dark for much longer, season tickets are going to be hard to shift, even if with a waiting list of eager supporters.

Communication is key. My hope is that the club are just waiting until the league is mathematically over to make the statements and interviews needed to win over fans.

Michael Stewart Celtic statement
Celtic Park / (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

My fear is that nobody inside Celtic Park really believes they’ve done much wrong this season and that our poor campaign is a result of the pandemic.

While the club are silent, or releasing statements that effectively say nothing, that fear will persist for myself and many more.

In other news, Neil Lennon has confirmed James Forrest has suffered a fresh injury blow.

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