Michael Stewart suggests two areas Celtic need to strengthen in January

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Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic should sign a defender and a midfielder, suggests Michael Stewart.

Former Manchester United and Scotland international midfielder Michael Stewart has suggested in The Scottish Sun what Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers should do in the January transfer window.

Stewart, who also played for Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian, believes that the Glasgow giants needs to sign a defender and a midfielder in January.

“Celtic are in great shape but if I was Rodgers I would want maybe two new players — a defender and a midfielder,” Stewart wrote in The Scottish Sun.

“Jozo Simunovic has done well recently but he has had his injury problems so I would look to add another central defender.

“Armstrong and Scott Brown are on excellent form but for me Nir Bitton hasn’t been as good this season.

“Celtic’s midfielders need bundles of energy, which Armstrong certainly has, but I’d want one more for a bit of depth.”

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Celtic have the strongest team in Scotland and are favourites for the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Even with no additions to the squad in the January transfer window, the Glasgow giants should be able to clinch the league with ease.

What Rodgers needs to do is sign players with the 2017-18 campaign in mind.For Celtic to be successful next season and progress to the group stage of the 2017-18 Champions League campaign, they should start planning from now on.

General view of Celtic Park

The Glasgow giants are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 40 points from 14 matches.

The Hoops are eight points clear of second-placed and Old Firm rivals Rangers, and have three games in hand.

Celtic will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Hamilton Academical at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership.

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