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Transfers. . .January window 2019

Discussion in 'Scottish Football' started by Lisbon 67, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Lisbon 67

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    Talking to a guy on our job earlier today and by all accounts Scott McKenna was the best player on the park at Ibrox last night and strolled it.

    We're going to be back in for a centre back, I think he's improving all the time and his caps at international level will also be helping his development.

    We may very well have other targets but I think he'll definitely be in the mix for us.
     
  2. pvm66

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    Not for me tbh but we do need a good transfer window. At least one CB although I see Rodgers has said that he is going to be talking to Boyata about staying. I think we need 3 CB's (assuming Boyata and Benkovic are leaving), another right back and a striker. I know we won't get all them in January, at least of starting quality but we really need to get this right. Not so much for domestic football this season but longer term and for Europe.
     
  3. Caesar

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    I’m undecided on McKenna.

    He is a unit and would certainly be handy for the physical aspect, but for the sort of money Aberdeen are looking for it could be too much of a risk for someone who has only played at this level.
     
  4. Caesar

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    A right back has to be the priority for me, but centre backs as you say need to be high on the radar.

    It will be interesting to see what sort of striker would be brought in if we go down that road.

    As in, would he be seen purely and simply as back up or be in with a genuine chance of competing for a place in the side.
     
  5. Celtic Symphony

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    I would like us to have a look at bringing in Tore Reginussen from Rosenborg he was very good against us and at 32 the right kind of experience we could be doing with going into CL quals next season and he won't cost much, leaving money to go get a real good RB which is top priority imo.

    We also need a third striker and it won't surprise me if we get a young player on loan.
     
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    Even though Souttar is out atm, i reckon he’s a better defender than McKenna.
     
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    I think Souttar is the better fottballer and more calm on the ball but McKenna is probably better at cutting out trouble and putting himself about.

    They actually complement each other as a two and could go on to do well for Scotland.

    Would take a punt on either tbh but the price especially for McKenna is a little high going on what they have already knocked back.
     
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    I'd say he was better with the ball at his feet but not better actually defending, I don't think he has McKennas pace either.

    One thing people get wrong about McKenna is they look at his size and think he's a big slouch when in fact he's in the top two or three at Pittodrie for pace.

    Thing about him though is your gambling by buying potential and that can go either way.
     
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    That's the route i'd go down or try to.

    A loan deal in the same mould as Edouards, and spend the cash on a quality right back and centre back if we lose Boyata. I think Benkovic should be here until the summer.
     
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    I don't know how Hyndman has done for Hibs? Neil Lennon says he wants to get the loan extended when it expires in Jan, but I expect we'll recall him because we're pretty short of fit players currently, especially in central midfield.
     
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    He has nowhere near the quality to play at that level tbh, he is at best a mid table Championship midfielder.
     
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    Thing with Hyndman is, he has the quality to be a great player but he is far too inconsistent.
     
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    Rodgers hinting last night that he expects the squad to be stronger beyond the January transfer Window.

    This is the time to push on, let's not miss the boat again.
     
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    I think after the summer we can all rest assured there will be a couple of signings.

    It's up to the management team then to make sure they signings improve our starting eleven.
     
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    Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Celtic will try to sign two new strikers in January.

    He said: “We might need two in January because we want three strikers. We know we can’t go through the number of games we have at the intensity we play at with the same striker.”

    Looks like Griff won't be back anytime soon so we may be bringing in two strikers. I wonder if we will take a punt on Shankland and bring in another as immediate back up to Eddy.
     
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    Apparently Johnny Russell was at the game on Thursday.

    Wouldn’t mind somebody like that coming in.
     
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    Not really a prolific goalscorer though, good player and would probbaly be more effective in Sinclair position.

    He is doing really well over in the US though so will he take the risk in coming back.
     
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    You can add to us, 2 centre halfs (maybe 3), at least one winger and at least one striker depending on Griffiths. Oh and a keeper as well. We will also possibly/probably be losing Brown in the summer as well so our squad will be going through massive changes in the next few months.
     
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    You might as well buy a new XI then :laugh:

    I think you guys are better than everyone else apart from at fullback.
     

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