Brendan Rodgers says he isn’t content with the transfer business Celtic did in summer, admitting he would liked to have signed one or two more players.
The Hoops boss wanted more summer signings as he looked to bolster his squad further ahead of the Champions League campaign amid a defensive injury crisis.
Celtic lost 2-0 to Feyenoord in their opening game in the group stages of Europe’s premier competition and ended the game with Liam Scales as their only recognised central defender after Gustaf Lagerbielke was sent off in the second period.
The Hoops, who earlier this week announced record pre-tax profits of £40.7m in their latest financial results, signed nine players in the last window.
They brought in Lagerbielke, Odin Holm, Yang, Kwon, Marco Tillio, Maik Nawrocki, Paolo Bernardo and Luis Palma as they looked to improve their treble-winning squad in the summer following the departures of Jota, Aaron Mooy and Carl Starfelt.
They were then forced to bring in further defensive reinforcements in the shape of Nat Phillips after injuries to Cameron Carter-Vickers, Nawrocki and Stephen Welsh.
Phillips was signed on a short-term loan-deal from Liverpool at the end of last month just before the transfer window slammed shut.
But he was also injured on his debut when he rolled an ankle in the 3-0 defeat over Dundee last Saturday, meaning a continued run in the team for Scales who spent last season on loan to Aberdeen.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, ahead of their return to league action against Livingston on Saturday lunchtime, Rodgers admitted he wasn’t fully content with the transfer dealings.
He said: “I think if you ask any manager they will always be wanting more, of course.
“But we work with the players that’s here.
“I’m not saying that in any disrespectful way, I think every manager will tell you they maybe wished they could have done one or two more signings.
“But the window closed, we had the players we had in and I’m a coaching manager and we will work with the very, very best players at our disposal to make our performance level the best we can possibly be.
“And now we are preparing already for the January window and the summer window.”
The league leaders, who are two points ahead of second placed St Mirren, travel to the Tony Macaroni Arena before a trip to Motherwell next weekend that will come four days before they take on Lazio in Glasgow in their second Champions League game.
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