So in the tabloids this morning we have quotes from the legendary Del Piero on the player wanting to join Celtic at the ripe old age of 39.

I just don’t know where to begin with this. In these quotes Del Boy alludes to the fact that Celtic did try and sign him 2 years ago but he decided Australia was the better challenge for him – aye right pal.

There is no doubt the striker was a fantastic talent in his day but it irks me when some of these players throw out quotes in the twilight of their career in hopes someone at some club is listening.

Now should we give the Italian the benefit of the doubt? Perhaps he heard there was a team in Glasgow signing dried up useless strikers and assumed it was Celtic.

Whatever the reasons behind these quotes I for one do not want any part of that and I would imagine the club wouldn’t either.

Hey! If he wants a coaching gig then we will be happy to let him loose on our misfiring strikers. I wonder what the Italian is for “Shoot, ya’ fud”.

Yes, we don’t have the best striking options the club has ever seen at the moment.

Although Teemu Pukki says he is finally ready to show what he can do after being over awed by his move to Celtic last Summer. If the Vienna game is anything to go by he will do well against keepers who want to give him a second bite at the cherry.

Now I’m not picking on Pukki as I like the guy as a person, he is a hard worker and that can’t be under estimated but he is no first striker. Been saying for months you could put the guy in midfield and he’d work his socks off for you.

At first glance Ronny Deila is putting a massive amount of importance on that kind of attitude. Not settling for mediocrity or lackadaisical performances.

His comments after the Vienna game were scathing to a degree. Some of the players aren’t likely to respond well to public criticism. Many believe that criticism should be kept behind closed doors and they may have a point – but it doesn’t hurt for the fans to see what the manager is all about in his early days.

The overall response from the support was positive as he was simply saying what many have fans have said since the Morton game last season.

It’s great to see the manager going for the jugular. He knows his reputation is on the line from the very beginning and any passengers in the team must be weeded out.

Something that could pay dividends in cup competitions this year.