Video: “I think Celtic have the best bench,” Peter Grant tips Celtic for more title glory

It’s the prediction that will surprise no-one in Scottish football as former Celtic midfielder Peter Grant tips his old club to retain the Scottish Premiership title, outlining his reasoning by arguing that Ange Postecoglou has around 22 first team players in his squad and that’s something that theRangers at this stage simply cannot match.

Peter Grant of Celtic football club, July 1996. Photo: Allsport UK

Grant identifies the weakness in theRangers squad and points to the lack of depth in the striking department, while having another delicious wee dig at Alfredo Morelos who Grant notes is now talking about theRangers rather than a move probably because no-one came in for him. Grant reckon that the Colombian hasn’t done enough to merit the move he has long sought and notes that with his fitness worries, the latest Ibrox club could find themselves short of strikers as the season progresses.

“I’m going to surprise you and say Celtic. I think it’s proven that they have the best squad, I would say, at this moment in time,” Grant said to Paul Cooney on the GoFootballShow.

“I think they have 20-22 players you would call first team players and I don’t think (the)Rangers have that. I think they have signed quality, I have been very impressed with the signings (the)Rangers have done, but I just think Celtic have a more rounded squad.

“I would still like another defender. I know they signed Jenz last week but I feel that is an important area for them, centre-back. If Jullien goes I think they will need another central defender, because it’s a long season and an awkward season with the World Cup.

“I definitely think they have changes they can make, but you judge the best teams by the bench. I think Celtic have the best bench.”

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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