Celtic supporters were expecting their club to look at signing another keeper in January

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A number of Celtic fans have responded with bemusement to Neil Lennon’s comments regarding the club’s goalkeeping situation.

The champions have looked vulnerable at the back this season, and have fallen 16 points behind Rangers in the title race.

With Fraser Forster returning to parent club Southampton in the summer, Vasilis Barkas was brought in as his replacement.

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The £5m Greek has failed to impress, however, and that has seen Scott Bain and Conor Hazard given opportunities between the sticks.

Hazard is the current incumbent, having pulled off two saves in the recent penalty shootout win against Hearts at Hampden, but there jury is still out on the 22-year-old.

Much of the fanbase is keen to see Lennon push for a third Forster spell at the club, but the manager today appears to have dashed those hopes.

Radio Clyde Sports Editor Alison Conroy tweeted: “Celtic boss Neil Lennon isn’t looking to sign a goalkeeper in January.

“He has no targets for the transfer window as yet but is looking at options.”

She quoted Lennon as saying: “At the minute I’m quite content”.

With 10-in-a-row on the line, that message has not gone down well among supporters.

Some Celtic fans, however, suggested that Lennon was merely being pragmatic and not wishing to unnerve his current keepers.

Lennon is likely to opt for Hazard again when Celtic face Dundee United at home on Wednesday night.

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