Unless your club is signing all the targets that it set out to sign, transfer windows can bring more frustration than joy. If the transfer window closed now, Celtic have strengthened their squad. Celtic fans will be looking for more players to be brought in though.
It’s easy with so many rumors flying around to forget about the football. Celtic are level on points with their Glasgow rivals but the Celts have a game in hand. The opportunity to create a gap at the top of the table presents itself in January. Celtic play their last three games of the month at Paradise. Celtic have played nine and won nine at Celtic Park this season. In the space of a week, Celtic will take on St. Mirren, Hamilton & St. Johnstone respectively. Celtic have only conceded four goals in their nine games at home.
Celtic’s closest challengers will play two away games and one at home to finish out their month. One of those games will be against high flying Kilmarnock who have already shown this season they can beat anyone on their day. The fact that is in January, Steve Clarkes team sit only two points of the champions (but played a game more) tells its own story.
Celtic will need all nine points available to them. A run of wins is long overdue, something that fans have come accustomed to under Brendan Rodgers reign. With Nir Bitton returning after a long term injury and three new additions to the squad Celtic are set up to start the new year at a canter.