Date: 6th December 2017 at 7:39pm
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As Brendan Rodgers looks for a new centre half in January he may look back wishfully at some of the names that have filled that position over the last 30 years.

Seaon 87/88 marked a watershed in the club’s history, the Centenary season, when the young Rodgers’ was popping over to watch the hoops with Mick McCarthy and Lex Baillie playing alongside Roy Aitken and Derek Whyte.

At the moment there seems a real lack of quality central defenders around with the Scotland national side turning the clock back to Charlie Mulgrew and Christophe Berra.

As recently as three years ago Ronny Deila had the luxury of Virgil van Dijk and Jason Denayer to build his defence around but that partnership was never going to stay around.

Billy McNeill set the benchmark in terms of centre-half’s with that position barely changing down the years.

Someone commanding in the air, firm in the tackle and an organiser of not just the defence but elsewhere is required to play in the position with few ticking all three boxes.

With Artur Boruc in goals, Mikael Lustig and Kieran Tierney filling the full-back positions supporters can now vote for their centre-half of the last 30 years to help fill out the backline.

Click through the pages to place your vote.