Now just a game away from the Champions League proper, the Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern are starting to get excited.
Indeed, a longer journey in the continent’s elite competition is probably the only thing that can improve on last season, with the Bhoys in the bar absolutely delighted about their recent victory over Rosenborg.
Already boasting the best squad in Scotland, many of our punters clad in green and white have been discussing exactly what Brendan Rodgers needs to do in the market place in order to get the squad into shape for the Champions League.
So, comments from their boss made to the Scottish Sun have proved relatively surprising. Rodgers has revealed the Hoops WON’T be buying a defender, despite injuries to the likes of Erik Sviatchenko and Dedryck Boyata.
The former was injured during their clash over in Norway, while the latter has been ruled out until September with a knee injury. As a result, many of our drinkers hoped the SPFL giants would splash the cash on a new man, though Rodgers has moved to rule that out.
“We won’t be getting someone in”, he said.
“We have Nir Bitton who can play there.
“It depends, if we are talking about Scottish football and the ball getting smashed up the pitch, you can have two big guys who can head it.
“But we are not playing that way. We can cope. We have Krisfoffer Ajer who’s 6ft 5ins, but he can play.”
Celtic do have options, despite their injury problems right now.
The likes of Scott Brown and Nir Bitton could operate in central defence if needed, giving the Bhoys a passing quality to build from the back.
Spending big money on a defender would be bad business.
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