Celtic legend Chris Sutton spoke on BT Sports about one of the Hoops’ new signings, and expressed some doubt about his quality.
Celtic legend Chris Sutton has never been one to mince words or hold back when it comes to Celtic. However, the pundit does routinely defend the Hoops in a media industry that seems determined to undermine Celtic at every turn. Which is why it is always good to listen up when Chris Sutton has something to say.
Recently, the former Hoops star has expressed some doubt in the quality of new signing Patryk Klimala. Sutton expressed his thoughts after a 5-0 win over Hearts on Wednesday in which the 21-year old striker never took the field against the bottom of the table club. In fact, he wasn’t even included in the squad.
This raises the question of whether or not he is fit, possibly injured, or if Neil Lennon simply doesn’t believe the striker is ready or capable of playing at this level. In any case, the Hoops new £3.5-million signing should be getting some playing time.
“Of course we don’t know if he is injured but I suspect the truth is, we all watched him at the weekend, and there must be doubts.
“You spend £3.5million, and he hasn’t had a run of games so he will need that, but we haven’t seen anything just yet, any real positive attributes if I’m honest.
“He needs a run of games.”
Here is the reality, Patryk Klimala made it publicly known that he was only going to make a move to a new club this winter if he was going to get regular playing time. Neil Lennon has given Klimala just one start, and a couple of short appearances. A far cry from regular playing time.
Clearly, there is something amiss with the new signing, or Lennon firmly believes that Leigh Griffiths, and Vakoun Issouf Bayo are clear-cut better options over Klimala and his development. It will be worth keeping an eye on over the next few weeks.