Celtic new boy Nicolas Kuhn would struggle to get into Kilmarnock's starting XI. 

That's the viewpoint of former St Mirren, Dundee and Killie midfielder Stephen McGinn.

The current Falkirk veteran feels the winger would not oust either Danny Armstrong or Matty Kennedy from Derek McInnes' side, who earned a deserved 1-1 draw at Celtic Park on Saturday.

The winger was one of only two January signings for Brendan Rodgers. He arrived for £3m from Rapid Vienna, with Adam Idah a deadline day loan capture from Norwich.

McGinn has branded both signings as 'really strange' pieces of business by the champions. 

And with the Hoops now behind Rangers in the title race, the 35-year-old believes it was abundantly clear Celtic had to conduct proper business in the most recent window to enable them to close out this season's Premiership.

McGinn told the Scottish Football Podcast: "You felt they really needed to do business. They needed help in the January window.

"The wingers at the club aren't suited to the way he wants to play. Daizen Maeda and Liel Abada. They both did a great job the way Ange Postecoglou wanted to play - the pace, one touch and cross - but there is more control under Brendan Rodgers' game and I feel it is an area of the park they really needed to strengthen.

"I just found the two bits of business they did in January really strange. Adam Idah looks like a promising player with lots of potential. But bringing him to start has probably disrupted the only good bits of Celtic's team this season in terms of the way they finished before the break with the midfield three of [Callum] McGregor, [Matt] O'Riley and [Paulo] Bernardo.

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"That is probably where they had the edge over Rangers in terms of the quality in midfield. That's been broken up to fit in Idah.

"Nicolas Kuhn? When you talk about spending millions on a player to improve a team. Kenny [Miller] has been in a million changing rooms and when a signing comes in you think 'Is he going to play for us?' and right away you get a buzz.

"On the evidence so far Nicolas Kuhn doesn't look like he would walk into the Kilmarnock team with how well Danny Armstrong and Matty Kennedy are playing.

"I can't believe they didn't do serious business in terms of trying to improve the XI. I am not surprised that Brendan Rodgers is sounding really prickly and frustrated."