By Paddy Kenny

20th Aug, 2021 | 8:45pm

Kenny shares 'dressing room' confession on Starfelt at Celtic

Carl Starfelt has had a “weak” start to life at Celtic – but it will be fairer to judge him after he has settled into the dressing room.

So says ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 26-year-old summer signing from Rubin Kazan.

The centre-back penned a four-year deal after Celtic splashed out a reported £4million to secure his services in July.

But he has been criticised in some quarters for his role in a Celtic defence that has kept three clean sheets in their opening eight matches.

The Hoops have conceded six goals in as many games when Starfelt has been named in the starting XI.

Kenny drew on his own experiences of switching clubs to highlight how difficult the transition period can be.

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“He might have had a bit of a weak start but he needs time to settle,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“Centre-half is a tough position as it is. Celtic have been alright this season but they are a club in transition, for me.

“But you have to give him a bit of time, give him 10 games, see what happens and take it from there.

“It is difficult to settle in a new place and a new dressing room. The same happened to me.

“I moved from Sheffield to London and found it hard. So it’s got to be even more difficult to move halfway across the world.

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