Celtic manager Neil Lennon’s hopes of bringing in quality players before the club’s trip to Sweden look to have faded.

The Hoops boss made the comments in the wake of Sunday’s win over Hearts.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “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.”

At the time of publishing, no new player has been announced by the club.

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Clearly everyone is pulling towards the same positives outcomes at Celtic, but Lennon’s comments are curious.

Did transfers fall through? Have the club been too conservative? Has the manager been let down?

These are all questions we are unlikely to get an answer for.

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However, Lennon will surely address what he said prior to the club’s match in Sweden on Thursday, given he suggested new players could join him on that trip.

Celtic’s last permanent first-team signing came on July 24th when we announced Hatem Abd Elhamed. Since then we’ve added some development prospects and signed up goalkeeper Fraser Forster on loan.

With just days before the end of the transfer window, can Celtic pull signings out of the bag?

It’s fair to say some fans are disappointed no players have arrived in the wake of Lennon’s comments.

These supporters have taken to Twitter on Tuesday to share their thoughts on the situation, with not everyone blaming the manager…

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