Celtic – Alan Stubbs says Cluj choice 'raises questions' about club's recruitment


Callum McGregor (proper) used to be performed out of position at left-again in the 4-three defeat

Celtic’s Champions League exit to Cluj “raises questions” about supervisor Neil Lennon’s level of involvement in the club’s recruitment, says Alan Stubbs.

Midfielder Callum McGregor performed at left-again whereas £3m defender Boli Bolingoli was once a sub in the 4-three defeat.

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Fellow summer recruit Christopher Jullien used to be also on the bench.

“It presumably raises questions about was, or is, Neil working that intently with head of recruitment Nick Hammond,” former Celtic defender Stubbs said.

Celtic: Alan Stubbs says Cluj selection 'raises questions' about membership's recruitment

“If he [Bolingoli] has been introduced in, then how so much input has Neil had into that? As a manager you need to be working very closely to verify the players that are coming in have your blessing and you might be very at ease.

“as a result of if it hasn’t been Neil’s signing, is that one of the causes he’s no longer bought one hundred% faith in taking part in him in probably Celtic’s biggest game of the season?”

Lennon defended his choice after the 4-3 defeat, saying the left-hand facet was not the problem and pointed to McGregor’s help for Celtic’s opening intention.

The Celtic supervisor reportedly wishes to bolster his defensive choices before the switch window shuts on September 2, after Kieran Tierney’s £25m pound transfer to Arsenal.

but though Celtic will fail to see a assured £14m for achieving the Champions League crew stage, Stubbs says Lennon still desires backed with cash to improve the defence additional.

“remaining night time’s choice states that,” he informed BBC Scotland.

“they have a brand new proper-back in [Hatem] Abd Elhamed, who needs a bit of time, Bolingoli may transform good however, at this moment in time, Neil almost certainly thinks he wants time to adjust to the usual of football he desires to play and existence in Scotland. And there have at all times been question marks over [Jozo] Simunovic’s health,.

“From midfield onwards, Celtic are very thrilling. however which you could’t maintain expecting to score four our 5 targets if you end up conceding three and four week in, week out.”