Soccer Football - Scottish Cup - Celtic v Heart of Midlothian - Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain - December 20, 2020 Celtic manager Neil Lennon during an interview before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

NEIL LENNON has pinpointed areas of the team that he feels need some improvements as the Hoops prepare to defend their title next season.

Ange Postecoglou has made it clear that the Hoops are still in the rebuilding process, and there will be multiple incoming and outgoings this summer as he looks to move on the deadwood and replace them with quality players that’ll offer good squad depth.

Having pretty much brought a new starting eleven to the club already, it’s been successful so far, with a domestic double, including the league sitting at Celtic Park.

Neil Lennon isn’t satisfied with the team and feels there still are areas for improvement. [Football Scotland]

“They need to spend. I think they need a bit more power in their team.

“I think they need another centre forward to play through the middle, just a bit more physicality.

“They’re small but they’re quick and dynamic players who use the ball really well.

“But when you take that huge step up from Scottish football to European football they’ll need more strength in depth.

McGregor has been a revelation throughout his career but he needs a bit of help.

“Losing Rogic was a blow because he’s a mercurial type of player so they’ll need a No. 10 to augment what they have in midfield.

“But they’ve got the potential now to spend some decent money because obviously they get a huge windfall from being in the Champions League.

“It’ll be fantastic for Ange. He’s done amazing things in Australia, Japan and now Scotland but to take that step onto the Champions League, he should be looking forward to it.”

It’s good that Neil Lennon isn’t coming across as bitter anymore; maybe winning his first trophy in Cyprus has put his sour feelings for Celtic on the backburner.

I don’t think Celtic need to replace Tom Rogic. I believe it has been done, with Matt O’Riley arriving at the club in January.

Celtic have been linked to a few strikers in the past few weeks, but it’s not a priority for Ange. Celtic doesn’t need a more physical striker with Giakoumakis fit and firing.


  1. Matt O’Reilly is a long way off Champions League class and is relatively slow but has potential. The thing is we want to make a mark in Europe and for that we need a fast forward moving no 10 with the guile to open up defences. Also a tenacious defensive midfielder is a must.


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