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Matthews explains Celtic's slow start to this season

Celtic defender Adam Matthews says there was a simple reason the Bhoys took time to get going this season.

Celtic defender Adam Matthews told the Glasgow Evening Times what he feels was the reason behind the club’s slow start to the season.

Celtic struggled for consistency at the start of the year, as they failed to qualify for the Champions League and Matthews feels it was all to do with the club’s manager Ronny Deila.

Deila was embarking on his first year in charge of the Bhoys and the defender has suggested that it took him a little bit of time to get his message across.

“We struggled a bit at the start of the season, but when a new manager comes in it takes a bit of time to adapt to what he wants to do,” he said.

“He's been brilliant and we've shown that the system of play he has brought in is very effective and we are very hard to beat.”

Deila has since guided the club to a double and he’ll have that extra level of determination next season to ensure the club achieves what be an historic treble.

It was always going to take him a little time to settle in because Celtic is a massive football club and his ideas would have been difficult for some of the squad to adapt to.

However, the team are now fully up to speed with his ideas and methods and will be looking to build on the success of this season moving forward.

It’s important that Deila works out quickly where things haven’t worked this year to ensure there is no slow start to 2015/2016.

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