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Anthony Joseph’s 8.50am Deadline Day Celtic left-back update

As a frantic day of transfer speculation and rumours kicks off, Anthony Joseph has delivered an update on Celtic activity with the left-back position a priority.

The signing of Adam Idah seems to be only a matter of timing, the later it takes the less likely that he will be joined by any other arrivals to bolster Brendan Rodgers’ squad.

Supporters have been flagging up the need for a left-back since it became clear that Alexandro Bernabei wasn’t rated by Brendan Rodgers.

The Argentinian started Saturday’s match against Ross County, the first time this season, a run stretching to 30 matches, that Greg Taylor hasn’t started on the left of the Celtic defence.

While operating fairly comfortably at domestic level the former Kilmarnock man has struggled in the Champions League. While others have also toiled to adjust to the higher quality of opponents Rodgers has other options and alternatives in almost every position.

Setting speculation in motion, Joseph tweeted.

Why it has taken till the last day of the transfer window to address this issue is only known to Rodgers and Celtic’s recruitment team.

Taylor is currently out with a calf injury, he should be back in contention in the next fortnight which could tie in with the timeline to get a new signing match fit and good to go.

Between February 3 and 11 Celtic face demanding matches away to Aberdeen, Hibs and St Mirren, unless something dramatic happens it is hard to see past Bernabei starting in those matches.

Last night Melbourne City announced the loan signing of Marco Tilio after two substitute appearances totalling 27 minutes with Celtic.

David Turnbull is being tipped to join Cardiff City but after tonight’s deadline passes the MLS and Japanese windows will be open, allowing further movement in the bloated Celtic squad.

Joseph, a Celtic fan based in London will be one of the X accounts that Celtic fans will be following closely for first news on comings and goings.

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