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Celtic: Stephen McGowan shares Hoops update

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The Daily Mail’s Stephen McGowan has revealed the three positions where Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou wants to strengthen before their Champions League qualifier later this month.

The Lowdown: Davies interest

McGowan shared a story on Friday morning suggesting that Celtic have reignited their pursuit of defender Ben Davies. The Hoops were close to signing the 25-year-old back in January before he joined Liverpool, and Celtic are now rivalling a number of English clubs ahead of a potential season-long loan deal.

Postecoglou has just 10 days before his first competitive game as Celtic boss against FC Midtjylland in a Champions League qualifier and seemingly wants three additions to his squad before then.

The Latest: McGowan’s claim

According to McGowan, Postecoglou is desperate to get players in before their Champions League qualifier, with a centre-back, right-back and a winger priority positions.

It remains to be seen whether or not that will materialise, although a number of players have been linked with a Parkhead move.

Sheffield United right-back George Baldock, free agent Kyle Edwards and centre-backs Carl Starfelt and Cameron Carter-Vickers are just four targets who fit the bill when it comes to the areas that Postecoglou wants to enhance.

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The Verdict: Time is ticking

Celtic are currently in Wales on their pre-season tour and time is running out for the Hoops to get new faces in before their qualifier against FC Midtjylland.

It appears to be a crucial period for Celtic, for if they are knocked out of the Champions League at the first hurdle, that could impact any possible incomings further down the line.

Bringing players in now seems to be the smart move, but that’s easier said than done, with Celtic’s last three additions all being young players on pre-contract deals or free transfers.

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