Lennon suggests any new Celtic signing this week could debut at Ibrox

By John McGinley

August 25, 2019

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is hoping to make signings early this week to integrate them into the squad ahead of next Sunday’s derby against Rangers at Ibrox, The Scottish Sun report.

Lennon has been open for a while that the club are on the hunt for two or three critical signings to help bolster a depleted squad.

Although the transfer window doesn’t shut until September 2nd, the Hoops boss now claims that some deals could be done as early as Monday or Tuesday.

They could even make the trip to Sweden to train with the team too.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said after today’s Hearts clash: “We need players in two or three positions. That’s been ongoing for quite a while.

“Hopefully we can get some quality bodies in on Monday or Tuesday.

“If we do, I’d like to take them to Sweden with us to integrate them with the group if they have an opportunity to play next weekend.”

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What positions still need strengthened?

With back-up still needed across the defensive line, most notably at left-back, there’s an expectation that’ll be the first position strengthened this week if Lennon gets his wish.

There’s quality issues in attack too though.

Mikey Johnston has shown he is a superb talent this season but beyond him our left wing is looking a little sparse and could do with a specialist to add quality and competition.

Scott Sinclair is clearly out of Lennon’s plans and Lewis Morgan isn’t exactly impressing right now.

Whether the club can deliver on a Monday or Tuesday time frame remains to be seen.

It’d certainly be a big morale boost for supporters to see quality players arrive ahead of our Ibrox visit, with the possibility of surprise debuts.

Fingers crossed.