JOHN COLLINS has urged Celtic bosses to give the coaching team another crack at Europe.
Ronny Deila’s No.2 admitted: “There are no guarantees” but he hopes to do better in 2016.
“We are bitterly disappointed, but we are all in it together – the players, the coaches and the staff” said Collins.
“Unless you have £100million to spend like Manchester United or Barcelona, and we know that we don’t, you just have to work hard and develop players.”
The Hoops have collected just two points from five Europa League matches, conceding 11 goals.Collins said: “It’s never a nice feeling losing and going out the tournament.
“I have no doubt we can bounce back. Throughout every game there have been positives, but we’ve been punished for our errors.”The assistant gaffer also confirmed Charlie Mulgrew’s latest injury is a recurrence of the problem that kept the Scotland utility player sidelined for three months before his appearance as a sub against Ajax.
Collins added: “He couldn’t move so the danger was if he stayed on he’d do even more damage. We’re so disappointed for him.”We thought he was ready and he’s been training. We were short of players and only used him for a short period, but he’s injured again.”
The 29-year-old will now have a scan to assess the damage. It may take more than a scan to undo the damage done to the player’s reputation with some Celtic supporters who noted that Mulgrew was carried off, didn’t limp off but WALKED off.
These supporters believe that even if he couldn’t run, Mulgrew could have stayed in a forward position for the remaining few minutes, maybe to get his head on a ball or something.