Celtic captain Scott Brown thinks the January transfer window could make a big difference to the team’s ambitions in the second half of the season, The Scottish Sun report.
Brown hasn’t held back with his comments following yesterday’s defeat to Rangers at Celtic Park, admitting that the team have been outplayed by Steven Gerrard’s team twice in recent weeks and that they need to find solutions quickly.
The winter break and the transfer window is a big chance for Celtic to regroup ahead of a big trophy chase next year and Brown is hoping any new players can make a similar impact to the summer’s arrivals.
Asked whether he thinks new blood could help the Hoops out, Brown told The Scottish Sun: “Definitely, and especially when you look at the signings in the summer. Big Fraser Forster has been unbelievable and Jeremie Frimpong has been great.
“We’ve got Mohamed Elyounoussi and players like that coming back to fitness as well.
“I’m sure the gaffer will want to strengthen the squad, but we’ll have to work with what we’ve got until then in Dubai.”
What do Celtic need most?
A striker seems to be one of the big priorities as we approach the window. Odsonne Edouard is having an exceptional season but we simply don’t have good options beyond the Frenchman.
Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Bayo have both disappointed this season and we need another option to turn to.
In defence, another centre-back could prove useful to help out Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer, with just midfielder Nir Bitton currently available to fill in or provide competition.
Elsewhere it would really depend on what’s available on the market. However, I reckon we also need real competition for James Forrest and perhaps another combative central midfielder.
It’s a big list for a mid-season window, especially when all the players would need to be of a certain quality, but hopefully the club can use the resources available and deliver.