Chris Sutton believes that there is a ‘rosier picture over Parkhead’ now that the transfer business is closed for a couple of months.
The former hoops striker wanted to see Neil Lennon backed in the transfer market to go full on for nine-in-a-row but a Champions League exit at the hands of Cluj cast a shadow over recruitment.
Questions were being asked about Christopher Jullien and Boli Bolingoli as the club missed out on potentially £30m from returning to UEFA’s top table.
It appeared that little had been done to rebuild the Celtic defence but the performance at Ibrox- without the injured Kris Ajer- and the signing of Greg Taylor has put a new complexion on Celtic’s transfer business. Suddenly Hatem Abd Elhamed and Moritz Bauer compared favourably with Mikael Lustig and Dedryck Boyata, the whispers about Bolingoli and Jullien were kicked into touch as Fraser Forster enjoyed a quiet afternoon across town.
Reflecting on the transfer window Sutton told the Daily Record:
Two weeks ago, there were big concerns over Celtic’s recruitment. After Ibrox and the addition of Greg Taylor, it seems far rosier a picture at Parkhead. Lennon milked the Old Firm win, although I’m not sure it was all that necessary to have a pop at people afterwards. That just leaves you open if it goes wrong in the future. Lennon made a point of saying that players such as Boli Bolingoli and Christopher Jullien had been criticised, but it was also the manager himself who left the pair out of the crucial home tie with Cluj.
After winning at Ibrox Lennon picked up the August Manager of the Month award, if the team gain momentum from their win at Ibrox the Irishman could be holding on to that trophy.