A word of praise for the Celtic board

By John Reid

February 1, 2019

The January transfer window has now slammed shut for Celtic and the rest of Scottish football.

It must be said that Celtic’s squad now looks stronger than it did before the window opened.

And credit for that must be given to Hoops chief executive Peter Lawwell and the club’s board.

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The business conducted on the last day of the window in particular deserves praise.

An exciting seven days for Celtic fans is about to get underway

Club captain Scott Brown signed a new two year contract and Ukrainian winger Maryan Shved signed a four and a half year deal.

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Most importantly, the club finally signed a new right-back, with Jeremy Toljan joining on loan from Borussia Dortmund.

The building blocks are now in place for the team to have a crack at winning the treble treble.

Brendan Rodgers must be pleased with the signings that were made in January.

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The long-awaited right-back finally arrived, and getting Scott Brown to commit to the club was certainly a bonus.

He now has the job of trying to fit his new signings into a team which is suddenly on a good run of form, which he will no doubt be relishing.

There is a chance that Celtic might be forced into a bit of a major rebuild in the summer.

Players are out of contract, and loan signings will return to their parent clubs.

But for now it is all about winning the title, and the signings made in January can go a long way towards clinching eight in a row.