One of the first tasks that Brendan Rodgers faced last summer was to trim the size of the first team squad.
Fortunately some that looked like getting trimmed- such as Stuart Armstrong, James Forrest and Tom Rogic- have been transformed and played a key role in this season’s successes.
A number of players were sent out on loan but it’s highly unlikely that Nadir Ciftci, Scott Allan or Saidy Janko will be returning to battle for a first team place while Kris Commons and Efe Ambrose will be waved off when their contracts end in June.
Most transfer windows leave a manager wondering whether they had did the right thing with a transfer but of the players that Rodgers moved on none are pulling up trees elsewhere.
It’s often said that when you leave Celtic your career goes downhill, last summer’s evidence would back that up with none of the departed players proving an exception.
With his squad starting to settle and take shape there won’t be any wholesale changes this summer. Hopefully Moussa Dembele and Stuart Armstrong will still be around, if they were to depart I suspect they’ll fare better than last summer’s crop.