ONE thing that has surprised me during this transfer window has been Celtic’s failure to strengthen the defence.

There are still a few days to go of course, so perhaps it is all in hand, but the centre of defence and in particular, the right-back position, need to be addressed.

Perhaps Brendan Rodgers feels that Mikael Lustig can still do a job with Anthony Ralston providing cover, and that they are strong enough at the heart of defence with Filip Benkovic, Jozo Simuovic, Dedryck Boyata and Kris Ajer.

I can’t say I agree. Two or three of those players won’t be at the club next season, and there are obviously the early European games to think about as well.

We’re pretty well placed in other areas of the team, but I would really like to see these two areas addressed so that the new players coming in have time to bed in during the remainder of the season.

Celtic are going into a big run of games, including the two matches against Valencia, and some quality in those areas would appease any worries that supporters currently have.