Frank McAvennie offers blunt verdict of Celtic's squad, wants more exciting new signings

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Frank McAvennie feels Celtic have too many average players - and wants any more new signings to be 'exciting'.

Celtic legend Frank McAvennie has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he thinks there are too many 'very average' players at the club right now. 

The Bhoys currently sit one point clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership, but have a game in hand on second placed Aberdeen as the title race hots up.

Manager Ronny Deila has come in for stern criticism this season due to Celtic stumbling through the season, and the pressure is still on due to Aberdeen being right on the Bhoys' tail.

Some expect the Norwegian to leave the club in the summer, but that's a long way away yet, and he can still end the season with the Scottish Premiership title and the Scottish Cup.

Celtic fans have been unhappy with the quality of the players brought in by Deila, and now Bhoys legend Frank McAvennie has offered his verdict on the current playing squad.

McAvennie, who hit 37 goals in 85 games during his two spells with the Bhoys, has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he thinks Celtic's squad has too many 'very average' players in it.

The former striker also suggested that somebody has to take responsible for the state of the Celtic squad, and thinks any future signings need to be ones that excite the fans.

"There are a lot of very average players at the club just now and someone has to put their hand up and take responsibility for that," said McAvennie. "The signings need to be players that excite the supporters," he added.

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