Ronny Deila bemoans Celtic's lack of leaders

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila wants to help develop more leaders at Parkhead.

Ronny Deila has told the Herald Scotland that Celtic need to develop more leaders if they are to progress to the next level. 

Deila has been impressed with Scott Brown's ability to lead the group, but says that beyond the central midfielder, there are not enough vocal personalities in his squad.

"It’s not a criticism," he said. "We have to build leaders into the group as well and Broony is a fantastic leader. But we need more than him, we can’t depend on one,” said the Celtic manager.

“We need more experience and players who take responsibility, but that will come. There’s a lot of prospects within the group who can be leaders, but that’s one of the tasks I need to build together with my staff."

Celtic have put together a young squad, and the inexperience of certain members of the group could be contributing towards the lack of leadership on the pitch.

The Bhoys will be looking for players to step up in the near future, though, as they are looking to kick-start their season following a slow start.

Celtic are trailing Aberdeen in the race for the Scottish Premiership title, and there is pressure on them to start delivering convincing performances on a more regular basis. 

As a result, it will be vital that the team are not simply relying on Brown to drag them through matches, and others will have to shoulder more responsibility. 

Celtic's next match comes against Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday, and they will need all of their players to stand up to the challenge, as the Turkish side will pose a considerable threat to the Hoops' continental ambitions.

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