Celtic boss Neil Lennon made an intriguing comment about the nature of signing players in the January transfer window, and the need for patience if the moves don’t come off right away.
“I’ve done lots of business on the last day of windows which has worked out fine. Sometimes it’s a game of patience. I know the fans will be impatient and other people will be impatient but it’s just not the way it works sometimes” he said, in the latest issue of the Celtic View (Volume 55, Issue 24, Page. 06).
Hoops boss knows that fans will be desperate for players in
Lennon knows that the fans will be desperate to see the Hoops make new additions to the squad. He seems to be asking for patience to get the deals done. However, those pleas are likely to fall on deaf ears.
The reason for that is probably the 2-1 loss to Rangers in the last game before the winter break. Celtic were so poor in that game that most Celtic fans can see that additions to the squad would help in the campaign to win nine in a row.
That is why there will be a touch of desperation amongst some Celtic supporters that the Hoops get deals done as quickly as possible.
May take time to get better players in
After all, it is a week since the window opened, and as yet no additions have been made. What Neil Lennon will probably say to that though, is that it is about the quality of the player that is signed, and not about when the player comes in to the club.
What possibly backs him up on that point is that by this time last year, Celtic had signed Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah. Neither player lasted long at Celtic Park.
The Celtic manager will want to bring players into the club, so hopefully fans that are losing their patience will eventually be rewarded in the next few weeks.