Chris Sutton filled in his blank white space in the Daily Record this morning with criticism of Stevie G, a lot of praise for Aberdeen and a recommendation that Celtic need to buy “the best centre-back in the country this season”.

He was, of course, talking about Dons defender Scott McKenna. Celtic fans know that a massive summer transfer saga is about to unfold. With the likes of Boyata, Benkovic and Lustig all looking likely to exit Celtic Park, there will be an urgent need for recruitment.

McKenna has been subject to a Celtic bid before, the problem is Aberdeen’s evaluation fee for the player. Celtic were not willing to go 4 plus million pounds on a 22-year-old. Will they be in the summer? Will it be desperation?

Sutton who wasn’t a stranger to the centre-back position in his playing days feels the young Scot has the attributes.

“He may not be a ball-playing defender but the good thing is he knows it and keeps it simple. Ask the 22-year-old to defend and do the basics and he does it better than anyone.”

“If you want someone who will head, run, put the ball in row Z occasionally when it’s required coupled with sheer guts, will to win and reliability then McKenna is your man.”

One thing is for sure, Celtic will need to get new signings in early, their season starts in July.


  1. If Scott was as good as any of the lions who played Centre back or big shuggie or any of the great box to box Centre backs that Celtic have had in all the years of victory. Even Gary Cadwell. I say get him. But this is not true, as they all stood out playing against much better competition. I know Scott is young and has did well in a Scotland shirt.
    But Aberdeen are crap in European competion, and recently so have Celtic. So is he worth a punt. I say no. And see if Celtic can maybe to better, and Scott happy at the sheep. And Isn’t interested in moving to anywhere else.

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