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Celtic must refrain from signing Stephen O’Donnell following awful Scotland showing

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Celtic must refrain from signing Stephen O’Donnell following awful Scotland showing

The Kilmarnock right-back has been linked with a move to the Scottish champions of late.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon will be aiming to win a quadruple treble when the 2019/20 campaign gets underway.

The Northern Irishman will embark on his first full season back in charge of the Hoops and one of his remits will be to keep a resurgent Rangers at arm’s length.

In order to achieve his ambitions, Lennon will probably head into the transfer market.

He must choose his players wisely, however. Rangers now have the pull of Steven Gerrard attracting players and Lennon must be cute with his dealings.

 

The Scottish Sun recently linked Celtic with a move for Kilmarnock right-back Stephen O’Donnell.

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Lennon actually released the 27-year-old back in 2011 but would apparently be interested in bringing him back to Celtic Park.

Although he has proved himself a capable performer at Kilmarnock, his performance in Scotland’s thrashing of Belgium highlighted clear flaws in his game.

Celtic are a club that shouldn’t merely be settling for players. Although a right-back is desperately needed this summer, a panic move for O’Donnell wouldn’t be ideal.

The Hoops want to improve on the European front and on last night’s showing, the Killie defender is some way off the required Celtic standard.

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Admittedly in Scotland, he won’t come up against Eden Hazard or Kevin De Bruyne, but there is still enough to suggest Celtic pursuing a better option.

O’Donnell has found his level at Kilmarnock. For a team challenging for regular honours and wanting to compete in Europe, Lennon must turn his attention elsewhere.

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