Celtic have struggled badly for both form and results throughout the course of the season. At this point of time, they are already 20 points behind the Rangers in the Premiership with their 10IAR chances as good as over even though it is still early January.
Things are so bad that the Hoops are without a win this year, having drawn three and lost one of their four games in 2021 so far. And as a result, they could very well find themselves in a tug-of-war for the second spot come the end of the season, something that would have been unthinkable not too long ago.
It is clear that the squad needs some reinforcements. They have always lacked a winger and Christopher Jullien’s injury has left them short of options at the back as well, especially as Shane Duffy continues to struggle.
According to the Football Insider, the club might decide against spending any more money in January though and prefer to start with a clean slate next season.
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Are Celtic making the right decision?
Their move for Exeter City winger Joel Randall appears to be off the table now. While pre-contract deals for Preston North End duo Ben Davies and Ben Pearson may not be in their plans anymore as well.
Of course, this could be an indication that the board want to start afresh when a new manager comes in through the door. As things stand, Neil Lennon is still the man in charge but that is not expected to be the case for much longer after the club’s performances under the Northern Irishman in the last few months.
While that might not be a bad idea, it is also important that Celtic finish in the top two at least. Otherwise, there will be consequences when it comes to European opportunities next season, which could hurt their chances of landing new players as well as a top new manager.