Major Celtic mistake might cost them the league

Motherwell v Celtic - Scottish Cup Final
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It is safe to say that Celtic fans were not happy coming out of the January transfer window. There were high expectations going into it and the feeling that the club would try to fix their issues from the first half of the season. Somewhat inexplicably, they did not do that. A left-back was not signed at all, despite Greg Taylor's recent injury. On the other hand, the Hoops decided to bring in Adam Idah on loan from Norwich City to fill the void up front.

The first result coming out of the transfer window was a 1-1 draw against Aberdeen, a team that did not even have a permanent manager in place. And it means that if the Rangers win their game in hand, they will be on the same number of points despite losing both Glasgow derbies.

It was a matchday that clearly showed Celtic's January mistake as well. The club were linked with two proven goalscorers last month in the form of Bojan Miovski and Lawrence Shankland.

Ironically, it was Miovski's goal which cost Celtic two points against Aberdeen. On the other hand, Shankland scored a late brace for Hearts to complete a come from behind win against Dundee FC.

Major Celtic mistake might cost them the league

Celtic could certainly do with either Miovski or Shankland right now. Kyogo has not looked himself in Brendan Rodgers' system. On the other hand, Oh Hyeon-gyu is clearly not ready to be a starter for the Hoops and also currently away at the AFC Asian Cup.

But Celtic decided that signing Idah on loan till the end of the season was enough. Despite the fact that he does not have a proven goalscoring record at either club or international level.

The lack of a consistent goalscorer, especially in tight games, could end up costing Celtic the league title this season. There have been many games in which they have struggled to break down resolute defences. And there is no reason to think that that won't continue to be the case.