Aberdeen have emerged from the January transfer window considerably stronger after signing Florian Kamberi, Callum Hendry and Fraser Hornby as they significantly strengthened as Curtis Main and Sam Cosgrove left the club. This news means that Derek McInnes is fancying his chances to gain points on Celtic and take the second Champions League place from under the noses of the 9IAR Champions.
Aberdeen have recalled Michael Ruth, Jack MacKenzie, Luke Turner and Conor Power from their loan deals. They also made the deal for Ross McCrorie to Pittodrie permanent with Scott Wright joining Rangers in the other direction.
McInnes has faced calls from his supporters to improve his side’s standing and really separate the Glasgow clubs. With three games to play against Celtic, the Dons will surely fancy to pick up points considering the free-fall that Neil Lennon’s side seem to be in.
Celtic have dropped a staggering amount of points this season as performances have morphed into one, turgid and unorganised. As a result, Celtic currently sit 23 points behind Rangers with two games in hand. It has changed, unfortunately, as a case of when as opposed to if Rangers win the league this year due to the club’s indecision relating to the managerial position.
As The Celtic Star’s Matt Corr has been pointing out in his incredible feature on the career of Harry Hood, Celtic chased 10IAR in 1975 but finished 3rd behind Rangers and Hibs. Celtic capitulated in 1975, much like 2021, as they rang in the New Year with a number of dropped points.
Supporters have recently started a Lennon Out trend on social media, which is prominent on the clubs social media channels.
— Kieran (@Kieran_Celtic) February 1, 2021
With the promise of a January review, Celtic fans were expecting there to be accountability to the apparent and obvious regression in the last two seasons but so far, Lennon appears to be immune to criticism.