Rodgers says drones have watched Celtic at Lennoxtown

By Connor Gordon

January 18, 2019

Celtic’s training sessions have been watched by drones claims manager Brendan Rodgers.

The secluded Lennoxtown training ground has been breached by wannabe spies whose motives aren’t known.

This news comes as Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is claiming he watches all of his opponents’ training sessions.

Rodgers has more than drones watching Lennoxtown

As reported by The Daily Record newspaper, the manager claims he has more than drones to worry about watching his sessions.

Rodgers said: “There have been a couple of drones spotted and I’ve seen a couple of guys walking their dogs.

Drones similar to the ones shown are growing more popular with wannabe spies. (Photo by Wang HE/Getty Images)

“Is there a vantage point from the castle? Not with our snipers positioned up there!”

Fans will now be wondering if Celtic’s gunmen were signed during last summer’s disaster transfer window.

Nevertheless, the manager revealed a centre-back isn’t on the radar this January.

He said: “That is one where a couple of our key players will move on and will need to be replaced.

Dedryck Boyata isn’t leaving so Celtic won’t be sourcing a centre-back in January. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“It’s an area of the team we will find it tough to strengthen in January but it’s a must to do that in the summer.”

Rodgers supports Bielsa in Leeds debacle

The Celtic gaffer came out in support of the Leeds manager in the whole drone debate.

Bielsa claims he has been watching all of his opponents training sessions ahead of their matches.

This has sent controversial waves across the footballing world.

Marcelo Bielsa is coming under fire for controversial training methods. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Rodgers said: “Things happen in football but Bielsa’s an international manager and it’s not illegal.

“I don’t think it’s unsporting. I tend not to think about that kind of thing too much.”

Rodgers will now be looking towards The Hoops’ next game on Saturday against Airdrieonians.

He will be keeping his cards to his chest but who knows whether manager Stevie Findlay received a drone for Christmas and has been flying it near the training ground.