Celtic manager Neil Lennon has described the exact attributes he’s looking for from potential players in the final days of the summer transfer window, The Daily Record report.
Continuing to insist that the Hoops are looking to sign two or three players, Lennon is also setting the bar high when it comes to potential recruits.
It doesn’t appear we are looking for a squad filler.
If the club manage to deliver on what he’s aiming for then supporters should be left very happy indeed.
As quoted by The Record, the 48-year-old said: “I look for pace, stamina, enthusiasm and a bit of quality helps too. I don’t want anyone who hides. Bravery is important here as well.
“We need presence, quality and personality on the pitch. We are hoping the ones that have come in can settle and can be a success here.
“We’re still in the market for two or three players.”
A massive week on and off the pitch
The next seven or so days could hardly be more important.
Not only do the Hoops face AIK in UEFA Europa League play-off action, but visit Ibrox next Sunday to play Rangers.
With all of that happening on the pitch, the recruitment team at Celtic Park need to navigate a frantic end to the summer transfer window and deliver players with the profile that Lennon is eyeing.
Clearly we are going for the best available but that hopeful ambition will come with its own risks. We can’t afford to miss out on our big targets in key positions.
The club need to deliver players to reinvigorate the squad and show fans we are moving in the right direction.
That, along with victories in Sweden and Govan, will go a long way towards setting us on our path to nine-in-a-row.