Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that his team are a ‘million miles away’ from the Scottish top-flight title despite moving 12 points clear of Rangers at the top of the standings. The Hoops were in a contest with their cross-town rivals over the first half of the campaign but they have recently taken a sizeable lead at the top with an eight-match winning run.
Former Premier League star Paul Robinson has said that Scott Sinclair should benefit from the January transfer window. The 30-year-old has found first-team chances hard to come by with just one start in all competitions and he has been widely touted to secure a fresh challenge at the turn of the year.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed that winger Scott Sinclair will not be sold during the upcoming January window. Sinclair has fallen out of favour at Celtic and he has not featured for the club since September. Even though he was on the bench during the recent Europa League victory over Lazio, the 30-year-old will not be satisfied with the chances he has been getting. It was not long that the former Chelsea youth team player was a key member of the first team.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has argued that the club’s summer signings need time to settle and they should be moved quickly. The Scottish champions had a very busy summer transfer window after they brought in 11 new players. As many as five players were in the starting lineup when Celtic took on CFR Cluj in the Europa League. The Scottish champions were able to register a 2-0 victory and this is a major boost to the team’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the competition. Crucially, the victory witnessed a number of new signings coming to the fore with some impressive performances.
Celtic defender Christopher Jullien has revealed his ambition of playing in the Premier League in the future. The 26-year-old made the move to the Hoops from Toulouse during the summer transfer window and he has since quickly settled at the heart of the club’s defence where he has partnered the likes of Kristoffer Ajer and Nir Bitton.
Celtic captain Scott Brown has said that Kieran Tierney’s move to Arsenal can be
regarded as a fairy-tale story. The left-sided defender has been linked with
multiple Premier League clubs over the years and he eventually made the move to
the English top-flight this summer after the Gunners paid a £25m fee to land
Former Tottenham Hotspur ace Darren Bent has said that Celtic defender Kieran Tierney will be desperate to join Arsenal this summer. The Scotland international has already been the subject of a couple of bids from the Gunners, but so far, the Hoops have declined to do business with the north London giants.
Speaking to Football Insider, Bent suggested that Tierney will be eager to link up with the Gunners, considering he has the opportunity to succeed at a higher level in the Premier League, he quipped: “He’s desperate to leave Celtic and join Arsenal in the Premier League, I’m sure of that. He will want to show he can do it in the world’s biggest league and at a higher level.”
Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has backed country mate Kieran Tierney to become a crucial performer for Arsenal. The Scotland international was regularly touted to join the Gunners throughout the summer and he eventually made the move on deadline day after the north London side agreed to meet the £25m asking price outright.
Speaking to TalkSPORT, McGinn said that his compatriot has got everything and he will prove a success after making the switch to the Premier League from his boyhood club, he told: “He’s got everything. Once he gets back fit, he will run through a brick wall for Arsenal. Not only that, he can gallop up and down the pitch and get assists, he’s a very good crosser of the ball. He’s also a really humble guy who will improve all the time.”
Celtic manage Neil Lennon has said that James Forrest can develop into a more versatile player as he enters into the prime of his career. The Scotland international will be entering the 10th season with the Scottish champions next term and Lennon is looking forward to playing him more centrally in the number 10 position.
Speaking to the club’s website, Lennon praised the contributions of Forrest towards the club and believes the 28-year-old has the credentials to succeed in more than one position, he said:“As James goes on, he may need to evolve his game in a different position. He may need to play inside as he gets older and that’s something we’ll look at.
Celtic attacker James Forrest has said that Kieran Tierney can be regarded as one of the best left-backs in the world despite plying his trade in a lower league. The Scotland international has racked 170 appearances for the Hoops since graduating through the youth ranks and his progress has caught the eye of several elite clubs including Arsenal, who have made an approach to recruit him this summer.
Speaking to reporters, Forrest was full of praise for his teammate and stated that Tierney is up there with some of the best full-backs in the world. He added that there is nothing similar between Tierney and Liverpool’s AndrewRobertson, and Scotland are blessed to have both players in their squad, he said: