Could Neil Lennon move for Celtic players in January?

The newly-appointed Bolton Wanderers boss refused to dismiss the idea of recruiting additional reinforcements from the Scottish Premiership in January.

Neil Lennon could return to former club Celtic this January, though it may not be the happy reunion many Hoops fans would have hoped for, after the newly-appointed Bolton Wanderers boss hinted that he may look to his old stomping ground in search of reinforments.

The 43-year-old was recruited by the Trotters earlier this week, signing a three-year deal with the Championship club, following the departure of Dougie Freedman.

Lennon is tasked with turning round what has been a disastrous season for Bolton so far, with the club bottom of the league having collected just five points from their opening 11 games.

The Greater Manchester club travel to Birmingham on Saturday with a tricky trip to high-flying Charlton the following week.

And while the close of the summer transfer window prohibits Lennon from making any significant changes to his new squad, the Northern Irishman could look to make several new additions come January.

One potential recruit could be Bhoys favourite Kris Commons, who is in the final year of his deal at Celtic Park and has yet to put pen to paper on a new contract.

With Celtic facing the prospect of losing the 31-year-old on a free transfer come the summer, Bolton could make a nominal bid to bring the player back to the Championship.

Commons previously thrived with Nottingham Forest and Derby County during his time in the English second-tier and could well relish the opportunity to reunite with former boss Lennon.

Speaking in an interview with the Daily Record, Lennon responded coyly to the suggestion he could raid his former club for fresh faces in the near future.

“You can’t do the cross-border thing now but maybe in January, who knows?” he told reporters.

With Bolton facing a tricky few months and currently on a run of five consecutive defeats, big changes could be afoot at both the Macron Stadium and, consequentially, Celtic Park.

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