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Neil Lennon comments on Celtic's Christopher Jullien

Neil Lennon, manager of Celtic, looks on from the dugout during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic brought in Christopher Jullien, but he isn't fit enough to feature for Neil Lennon's side just yet.

Toulouse's French defender Christopher Jullien (L) and his coach Michael Debeve celebrate their 1-0 victory and their staying in League 1 at the end of the French L1

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has admitted to the Glasgow Evening Times that he still wants another centre-back as Christopher Jullien isn't up to speed yet.

Celtic paid a considerable fee to sign Jullien from Toulouse, but he is behind in terms of his fitness.


The powerful defender is yet to make his debut for Celtic, and Lennon admits that Jullien still needs to work on the training ground before he is ready to play.


Lennon said: “Christopher Jullien isn't up to speed yet and we are still looking to strengthen there too.”

Toulouse's French defender Christopher Jullien  reacts after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Toulouse against Lille on March 05, 2017 at the Municipal Stadium in...

If Celtic do bring in another centre-back then their options in the position could be strong.

Celtic have lost Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic, but if they sign Jullien and another centre-back then they should be well stocked in the position.

Celtic got off to a winning start this campaign, as they beat FK Sarajevo 3-1 in Champions League qualifying.

It remains to be seen whether Jullien will be considered sharp enough to feature in the second leg for the Bhoys.

Toulouse's forward Christopher Jullien (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match, Toulouse against Nancy, on December 17, 2016 at the...

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