John Collins says Celtic want to strengthen in every part of the pitch

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The Celtic man has given an update on the club's transfer plans this summer.

Celtic assistant manager John Collins has been speaking about the club’s summer transfer plans, in comments later published by the team’s official Twitter account.

The Bhoys have already signed Dedryck Boyata from Manchester City, replacing the hole left by former loanee Jason Denayer's departure, but it would be no surprise if a number of additional players arrived at Celtic Park in due course.

Speaking ahead of the club’s friendly match against Den Bosch, Collins said, “Every part of the pitch we’re looking to strengthen as we’ve got a lot of games. We’re looking at players and there’s a possibility but I’ll stress that we’ve got a great squad.”

Celtic won the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish League Cup last season, and for a time they looked on for an historic double. And while that was not to be there is no doubt this squad has a huge amount of potential.

That said, Champions League progression will be a defining factor in Deila’s second year in charge and bringing in the right players could make all the difference.

The problem is, many of those players may not put pen to paper until a place in next season’s group stage is secure, meaning it is down to those already on Celtic’s books to do the business in the short-term.

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