Celtic were in confident mood on Tuesday ahead of their Champions League qualifying clash with the Gibraltar based minnows. The game was Brendan Rodgers' first competitive fixture in charge and a comfortable victory was expected.
Things did not go quite to plan though as a goal from Lee Casciaro on 47 minutes saw the Red Imps to the most unlikely of victories.
The criticism of the defeat was widespread to say the least and McGarvey has added his opinion, labelling it as the worst in the club’s history.
“This is a seismic shock,” he told the Daily Mail. “It is the worst result in the history of Celtic Football Club, bar none, and the biggest wake-up call ever. There can be no excuses.”
It will now be interesting to see how Rodgers reacts to this shock defeat, with further movement in the transfer window surely on the agenda.
The former Liverpool manager will have known he had a big job to do at Celtic after Ronny Deila’s spell in charge, with many believing that the current squad is not up to scratch.
This defeat has gone a long way to proving that those opinions are right and surely he will be keen to overhaul his squad ahead of the new season as a result.