Peter Grant insists Celtic will reinforce the spine of the team

Peter Grant has insisted that Celtic will reinforce the spine of the team heading into the new season. The recruitment team have been on the lookout for quality additions this pre-season, whilst we have saw the departure of Portuguese winger, Jota, to Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Pro League for a small fortune of £25 million.

Celtic’s Peter Grant celebrates after netting the ball for Celtic’s second goal at Ibrox 

Of course, this will all aid the cause during Brendan Rodgers second time in charge of the club and although some are hankering for Jota to be replaced, like Chris Sutton, which you can read all about right here on The Celtic Star, former player Grant has went on record as saying Rodgers will solidify that central support system in the team.

Speaking to the Go Radio Football Show, the Scottish Cup-winning midifelder said: “I think that will happen. I think you’re always looking for that pressure on the strikers up front. The way they are talking just now, they’ve had a couple of injuries, and that’s what you don’t need. And we felt Rangers was short on that last year, the squad they had through injuries, whatever they had. And we felt Celtic were very strong in that department.

 A portrait of Peter Grant of Celtic football club. Photo Allsport UK

“And I think that’s what we have got to continue. And it’s not nice for players to be sat on a bench for sure. But you’ve got to make sure you get the best players available to you. And I think they’ll bring, maybe right down the centre of the pitch. You know, maybe a striker, you’re talking about centre-back and the goalkeeper because they are such vital areas in any top team.”

The goalkeeping situation has been flagged up and sources with insider knowledge have confirmed that the club want a new goalkeeper and centre-back. With Cameron Carter-Vickers still recovering from knee surgery and very little competition for Joe Hart, it would make sense what our former midfield enforcer is saying regards recruitment. There is also the lack of physicality in the engine room which looks to have been addressed with our latest capture from Korea in Kwon Hyeok-kyu.

Things are building nicely as it stands.

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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  1. He will get it what a bonus for all if he stays fit and does what manager tells him cause i think mikey johnston grow up and act responsible and do his job on the pitch without the ball