Defender's return to Celtic officially announced

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Celtic need to make additions in a number of positions. One of them is left-back. Greg Taylor has not been particularly impressive since Brendan Rodgers replaced Ange Postecoglou as manager in the summer. On the other hand, Alexandro Bernabei has remained a bit part contributor to the team at best.

Celtic had been heavily linked with Tiago Araujo some weeks back. But those rumours have gone a bit cold since then.

Could they potentially have the answer to their problems already though? Well, a left-back has returned to Parkhead after spending the first half of the season out on loan. As reported by Fleetwood Town's official website, the club can confirm that Adam Montgomery has been recalled by Celtic.

Montgomery was sent out on loan to Fleetwood Town with hopes that he would develop under the management of Scott Brown. It would be safe to say that things have not gone according to plan.

Defender's return to Celtic officially announced

Brown was shown the exit door early in the season after a disappointing start from Fleetwood Town. He was replaced by Lee Johnson, but since then he has departed as well, having failed to improve things.

Charlie Adam is now the manager of Fleetwood Town. But they have continued to struggle on the pitch and sit at the bottom of the League One table, seemingly destined for relegation unless things improve drastically soon.

As for Montgomery individually, things have been tough as well. Injury problems have meant that he barely featured for Fleetwood Town. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he made 6 appearances and played 293 minutes of football for the club.

Thus, recalling Montgomery was the right step for all parties involved. Could he have a role to play in Rodgers' side in the second half of the season?