Celtic needs more quality, says coach Brendan Rodgers

Celtic needs more quality, says coach Brendan Rodgers

GLASGOW – Agence France-Presse
Celtic needs more quality, says coach Brendan Rodgers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers admitted he needs to add more quality to his side after it had to come from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle on Jan. 23.

The Hoops, who have already won the League Cup, are looking to retain the historic treble they claimed last season while making an impact in the Europa League with a tie against Zenit Saint Petersburg to come in February.

However, the Scottish champion has been quiet in this transfer window with Marvin Compper and Lewis Morgan the only new arrivals at Celtic Park.

Injury will deny the Hoops of German cap Compper’s services for another month while Morgan has been loaned back to St Mirren until the end of the season.

And Rodgers, who claimed his 50th Scottish Premiership victory over Thistle, said he would be frustrated if the Glasgow giant cannot get some more deals done before the transfer window closes at the end of January.

“I’d be very disappointed if we didn’t. I think it’s something that we need to do,” the Celtic manager said.

“But the people behind the scenes are working very hard to get the types of player we want in.

“We could have had 20 players in here if we wanted to but we need quality. We need players who can make a difference, not just domestically.

“If we are going to do anything in European football we need extra quality in our squad.

“That doesn’t come about that often so you’ve got really hard to find that and that’s obviously why we need to take our time to ensure we get the right ones.”

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