By Paddy Kenny

17th Jun, 2021 | 1:25pm

Kenny: 'It doesn't look good' for Celtic after five-player Monday development

Scotland’s starting XI on Monday contained just one member of the 2020-21 Celtic squad – and that does not reflect well on the Hoops. 

That is according to ex-Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Scotland’s 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic at Hampden.

Ryan Christie started for Steve Clarke’s side in attack while fellow Celtic men Greg Taylor, Callum McGregor, David Turnbull and James Forest were all benched.

Centre-back Jack Hendry started the match but he spent 2020-21 on loan with KV Oostende.

As reported by the Daily Record on 7th June, the 26-year-old is expected to make the move permanent this summer.

Kenny claims that this situation is emblematic of Celtic’s recent “demise” after a woeful attempt to secure a tenth successive title in 2020-21.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “They only had one player in the starting lineup out of the five in the squad and that doesn’t bode well, I don’t think.

“It doesn’t look particularly good. They won the title nine years on the trot but now they’re on a bit of a demise. 

“I’m sure they need to address it and try and get some more players. They’ve not been good enough this season.”

Of the four Parkhead players named on the bench, only McGregor was substituted in.

He was unable to affect the outcome as Scotland fell to defeat and left their Group D fate in the balance ahead of tomorrow’s clash with England.

In other news, goalkeeper tipped to snub “astonishing” contract offer from Premier League giants to sign for Celtic.