Neil Lennon has made the honest confession he was disappointed not to get another deal over the line on deadline day and confirmed he was at Celtic Park to the bitter end on deadline day.
The Celtic manager addressed his previous comments during the window when he told supporters he was looking to add a bit of experience to the squad. That didn’t materialise but Neil Lennon said he wasn’t disappointed.
A mixture of clubs not wanting to do business and players having their own agenda in the way of making a third signing.
“I was at work, at the stadium. That’s always the case on the last day of the transfer window in case something comes up.” He told RecordSport.
“I thought we were close but we couldn’t get it done so that’s the end of it.
“I’m happy with the ins. We’ve streamlined a little bit as well, players who needed to get games.
“So the squad is strong. If we keep everybody fit and we get a few back as well, we’re going to be stronger. We’ll need that for February as it’s a busy month.
“You are always looking but January is a very difficult month. There wasn’t a lot of business done overall so I’m happy with the squad.
“I wasn’t disappointed (not to bring in experience). You don’t get your hopes up, put it that way. You look and shop around but clubs want to hold onto their players and players have their own agendas.”
In the end it was Patryk Klimala and Ismaila Soro who came in to boost the squad. Both have yet to show what they’re capable of but it’s very early days.
Celtic were linked with so many players on deadline day but the only one supporters were remotely excited about was talk of a return for Victor Wanyama. I wonder if this was the deal Lennon was alluding to or it was another rumour to do with a winger.