It is true that Celtic have shown some promising signs since the arrival of Ange Postecoglou as manager. But sooner or later, they will have to start delivering results, which have been mixed at best so far.
Of course, they have not had the best of luck when it comes to injuries. But even then, things need to change as soon as possible if they are to challenge for the Premiership title this season.
After the first six games of the season, Celtic sit at sixth in the Premiership table. They have already lost three games in the league. For comparison, they had lost five games over the course of the 2020/21 Premiership season.
Also, only Livingston have lost more games than Celtic in the Premiership this season. Thus, it is safe to say that the Hoops have not enjoyed a good start domestically. And while Postecoglou has become a fan favourite ever since coming in, that could start changing soon if the results don’t improve quickly.
Why Liam Scales is yet to make his Celtic debut
One man who ended up playing against Livingston is Boli Bolingoli. Most fans would not have expected that, with Liam Scales and Adam Montgomery on the bench. In fact, Scales is yet to make his debut for Celtic ever since arriving in the summer from Shamrock Rovers. As reported by The Scotsman, Postecoglou has explained why that has been the case:
“Boli has been training well and we thought it was a good game to give him a start with Greg [Taylor] going down and Monty [Adam Montgomery] playing 90 minutes the other night [in the 4-3 defeat away to Real Betis]. It was a big ask to ask him to start, and Liam Scales isn’t quite ready yet.”
That is certainly interesting since Scales was playing competitive games for Shamrock Rovers this season before joining Celtic. Perhaps it might be more about him adjusting to the style of football rather than his fitness.
Whatever maybe the case, it is clear that that Hoops need to step up in terms of results soon. Some of the performances recently have been good, but now it is about picking up points. Otherwise, the Premiership title race might be over before it even really starts.