Nick Hammond must get this Celtic signing correct in January

By John Reid

October 17, 2019

On Wednesday, Celtic confirmed the appointment of Nick Hammond as the club’s head of football operations.

Hammond had been working at the club on a temporary basis, but the fact that the club have given him the job permanently shows that they must be pleased with the progress that Hammond has made since he has been at the club.

Now the work will really begin in earnest, and Hammond and Neil Lennon will no doubt be working hard on signing players during the January transfer window.

Hoops have managed to sign players in January

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It is not always easy to sign players in the January window, but Celtic have signed a fair few in the past couple of seasons.

It will be interesting to see the positions that Hammond and Lennon feel that Celtic need to improve in. Perhaps another striker or a defensive midfielder will be on the list.

One position does seem to stand out more than any other though. That position is attacking midfield. At the moment, the Hoops only really have two players that can play that position, Tom Rogic and Ryan Christie.

Rogic has been out of action for most of this season with an injury. Christie has been in brilliant form this season, but last year suffered a few injuries.

Therefore, the Hoops should look to sign a player that can take up the role when either Rogic or Brown is not available.

Will linked midfielder be on the Hoops radar?

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Perhaps that player will be David Turnbull. Celtic were linked with a move for the player in January once he recovers from his knee injury.

Turnbull have his own ideas for that position though. A good January window could help the Hoops all but clinch their ninth title in a row.

That is why the Hoops must get their transfers correct. A good start, and the first signing of the month, should be an attacking midfielder.