Celtic disappointed their supporters with their activity in the January transfer window. The expectations were for the squad to be strengthened significantly. They did not even get close to doing that. In fact, the minimum expectations were not even reached of signing a new left-back with Greg Taylor out injured and Alexandro Bernabei struggling to deliver.
With the league title race wide open, the fans had expected the club to show more ambition. And at this moment, based on recent form, the Rangers might be the favourites to go on and win the Premiership from here.
Somehow, the Rangers ended up showing more ambition than Celtic during the winter transfer window. One of their early signings was the loan arrival of Fabio Silva from Wolves.
So far, Silva has managed to score just one goal for the Rangers. But it looks like that was enough to impress Frank McAvennie.
Celtic told to be worried about new Rangers signing
As reported by Football Insider, McAvennie said while talking about Silva:
"Clement has brought him in and he’s been very good.
“He wasn’t first choice at Wolves but he’s come up here and taken a couple of games to settle.
“But all of a sudden, he’s playing in a system that suits him and that he’s enjoying playing.
“Clement has got them playing a good system with the players that were there and the new boys they’ve brought in – Celtic should be worried.
“Silva could be incredible for them."
To be very honest, Celtic have bigger worries than Silva right now. And it is their own shaky form and performances since the start of the campaign.
The Hoops have just never got it going since Brendan Rodgers' return as manager. Early on in the campaign, the expectation was that they would start delivering once they adjusted to the Northern Irishman's system. But now, it feels like this squad might not be the right fit for his style of football.
One thing is clear, Celtic need to change up something. Because whatever they are trying right now is not working at all.
They have put in a series of underwhelming performances. And the results have not been great, especially of late. The Hoops have been struggling when it comes to breaking down opposition defences with their slow and methodical build up play.