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The summer of 2015- what happened to Deila’s signings?

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One of the first things that struck Brendan Rodgers when he took charge of Celtic was the size of the first team pool.

Under Ronny Deila players were gathered in at an alarming rate- especially in midfield- with a scatter-gun approach taken to recruitment.

The most ardent of supporters would struggle to name the full squad that Rodgers inherited, once you get past 30 names alarm bells start to ring.

Having signed Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong in the winter transfer window Deila had bought himself credibility when the summer window opened up.

The focus on younger prospects proved misplaced, pretty quickly Carlton Cole and Colin Kazim Richards were brought in, with Deila getting very little out of seven players he signed up last summer.

Rodgers is left with the diplomatic task of moving on the players surplus to his plans. Having started the process in the summer, it may take another two windows before the new hoops boss gets down to the numbers and faces that he wants to work with.

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