Celtic manager Neil Lennon clearly had unfinished business following the January transfer window.

On the final day, the Irishman was knocked back by several reported late targets. These were mostly attacking players in the striker and winger position.

Is it a case of Lennon filling in temporary gaps, or does he not like the current crop?

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Neil Lennon expecting more from Celtic transfer window?

Celtic are sitting pretty at the top of the Scottish Premiership by seven points.

Neil Lennon has Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

They are also in the knock-outs for the Europa League following a stellar group campaign.

Yet, it appears the gaffer is still wanting to build on a deep squad that performs so consistently.

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Lennon brought in Polish striker Patryck Klimala and put a block on Vakoun Bayo leaving on the last day.

However, Scotland international forward Jordan Rhodes was a late target for the Hoops. [Scotsman]

Rhodes wouldn’t be coming to Scotland to sit on the bench and would be looking for game time.

Jordan Rhodes was a late transfer target by The Bhoys. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

It could only mean unhappiness with his forward line, outside starter Odsonne Edouard.


Leigh Griffiths and co weren’t to worry as the offer for Rhodes was rebuffed – but it does raise an eyebrow.

Likewise, Jordon Ibe was another reported target by the Hoops to bolster the wing. [The Mirror]

His situation is different to Rhodes’ as the Celts are short on wingers due to injuries and players out of favour. But the move also didn’t come to be with the Englishman saying he hadn’t heard of any interest.

Hibs wideman Martin Boyle was another man cited by the press to have been tracked by the Hoops. [Sky Sports]

Martin Boyle links were weaker and called speculation by Neil Lennon. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Lennon called any link ‘speculation’ as he put the buffers on any possible move for the Australian international.

Perhaps the Irishman is happy with his wide players after all, but the links must have came from somewhere.

It’ll show in Lennon’s future team selections who he trusts to take the team to nine-in-a-row.

If the disaster happens, then Lennon could look back to this window as to where it all went wrong.

But, would the short term loans have taken The Bhoys over the line, or would it be papering over the cracks?

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