CELTIC did not get any more players in on deadline day but not for the want of trying. Many fans expected the club to do business and have been left disappointed when nothing materialised.
The bhoys aren’t in a bad way, just many believed Celtic would ram home their financial advantage and flex their muscle a little.
So where do we go from here?
Well, we’re undefeated in 2020 and before the defeat to Steven Gerrard’s men at Parkhead at the end of 2019 we were on a fantastic winning run. Celtic can continue to keep the pressure on their title rivals this weekend but more than that Neil Lennon can take some silver paint to the deadline day cloud by doing something not so radical; play some of our fringe stars.
A winger seemed high on the agenda on deadline day but nobody came in. So where do Celtic turn next? Daniel Arzani and Maryan Shved for a start!
You have to imagine in some Rick and Morty alternate universe where Brendan Rodgers didn’t sign Daniel Arzani on a two-year loan deal the Australian would have likely been considered for a transfer to Celtic during the January deadline.
The Australian has been battling back from a career-threatening injury but perhaps he can finally show what he’s all about in a Celtic jersey before it’s too late. If he were to get game time and impress there’s nothing stopping Celtic from keeping the player longer – he’s not going to go back to Manchester City in the summer and drop into the first team regardless of what he does with Celtic over the next four months.
Celtic fans have been desperate for Arzani and Shved to get a proper run-out but instead, we have been supplied with Neil Lennon’s greatest hits when it comes to utility men which is basically a track that reads Jonny Hayes and it’s on loop.
No winger signing means playing these bhoys makes sense. Clyde is coming up and I’d be shocked not to see at least one of them take to the field. Beyond that, Shved should be pushing Forrest for his position and Arzani should have a run in the side.