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Ronny Deila explains why he's hating the transfer window

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has explained why he finds the January transfer window difficult.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times, explaining why the club may not sign any players before the close of the current transfer window.

Deila has confirmed the club are looking at possible additions in the transfer market, but has refused to definitively state where the club will add new players for a variety of reasons.

“We are looking at players and hopefully we will get someone in. I hate these weeks, they are so difficult,” said the boss.

“There is so much uncertainty. You like a player, suddenly the player has to want to come, then the club doesn't want to sell.”

The January transfer window is notoriously difficult because clubs generally don’t want to lose key players at a key stage in the season, which leaves their squad disadvantaged.

It’s also difficult because clubs with disposable players quite often won’t do deals until they have replacement players in place to provide cover.

Deila is a manager who won’t sign players for the sake of doing so and with Celtic already in a very good position, they could cope over the second half of the season if the right players don’t materialise.

Injecting fresh faces is important because it helps to keep everyone fresh via rotation, especially with the Bhoys facing a high number of games over the next couple of months.

Celtic can’t do anything about the wills of players being influenced by agents or clubs tensing up and pulling out of deals, which means the club don’t get their man.

The boss needs to be trusted and if the players are there, he’ll make the right additions.

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