‘WE NEED TO STRENGTHEN,’HOOPS BOSS

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CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to bring in new players before next month’s window closes.

The Irishman fielded two teams – a different line-up in each half – in the champions’ 4-1 triumph over Standard Liege at Parkhead yesterday.

Twenty-two players took the opportunity to impress the Hoops gaffer although Craig Gordon, with a slight wrist injury, and new Bhoy Lewis Morgan, with a knee knock, missed the action.

However, as he prepared for the campaign, Rodgers admitted: “Absolutely for sure we need to strengthen and that will come. It’s only in certain specific areas, it’s not a total overhaul.

“We’ve been building, developing and growing for the last few years and, hopefully, this will be another year to do that.

“If we can bring in another number of players who will improve our squad, that will be nice.”

Hibs midfielder John McGinn has already been the subject of two bids, both rejected within the last few days with the second in the region of £2million.

Rodgers added: “Between Neil Lennon and I, it’s out of our hands. It’s with the clubs. Hopefully, for everyone’s sake it can be resolved.

“I’d always have liked to have more in by now but the most important thing was ensuring we kept the players we wanted to stay. The likes of Tom Rogic and these guys.”

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