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Will these players be the spine of Celtic's team next season?

Celtic have a strong core of players in all major positions.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has a very big and impressive squad of players at his disposal, with one trophy already in the bank and two more to play for.

The side has developed an advantage at the top of the Scottish Premiership table and is well placed in the Scottish Cup as Deila eyes a treble in his first season at the club.

It will be interesting to see how he redevelops the team looking ahead to next season, but he has a good core of players who will form the spine of the side and who he can build the rest of the team around.

The goalkeeper

Craig Gordon will remain the club’s number one if he can stay fit and stay in the team throughout the season.

He’s been consistent and has done well to help fill the void, which was created by the departure of Fraser Forster last summer.

The key defender

Virgil van Dijk has everything needed to be Celtic’s main man in defence if the Bhoys can stop another side from coming in and poaching him.

He’s tall, he’s quick and has the core strength which makes him a difficult player for any team to get the better of.

The key midfielder

Scott Brown is the club’s key midfielder. He’s the leader and the aggressive player in the middle of the team who presses hard and sets the standard for big games.

The key striker

Leigh Griffiths is the man who can play the key role up front. He’s been consistent over a long season and deserves a chance to lead the side.

Other players may come into the attack, but Griffiths is the man who has so far been a key figure in the side’s success and that doesn’t need to change.

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