Neil Lennon gives update on Celtic’s search for right-back with two targeted

Neil Lennon says he hopes to have “one or two” new faces in for the next Champions League qualifiers.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow night’s return leg with FK Sarajevo, Lennon gave an update on the search for a right-back, saying with a wry smile that it’s a ‘really difficult position’ to fill.

Lennon said the club had been looking for recruits for the position for a ‘long long time’.

He said: “We still have plenty of options and we’re still working away in the background.

“We definitely want to bring two in.

“Hopefully we can bring one in the sooner the better of the right quality.”

Lennon said it was “easier said than done” to bring players in for the Champions League qualifiers and insisted that he has no qualms about playing Kristoffer Ajer as a stand-in right-back.

He continued: “Sometimes it’s a case of identifying the right one, making sure we get all of our ducks in a row.”

The manager revealed that the numbers have to be right.

He said: “It has to be at the right price as well obviously. Some we’ve been priced out of, or we felt it was too much money for some players.

“There’s no panic. If we make it through this round we would like to bring one or two more players in for the second round.”


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