Celtic have failed to show any fight during the one campaign where everyone at the club had to be pulling in the same direction.
That’s the opinion of former Hoops hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider now Celtic’s season is effectively over.
Last weekend’s Scottish Cup loss to Rangers means the Hoops can’t pick up silverware this season after surrendering their league title and going out of the Betfred Cup at the hands of Ross County.
The first two disappointments cost Neil Lennon his job while two months on from his resignation, no permanent replacement has been found.
McAvennie claims Celtic have shown no fight this season and rued the missed opportunity to have Scott Brown lead Celtic in a cup final one last time.
“They’ve whimpered out, maybe that’s the wrong word,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“It was a damp squib, the whole season has been. You just wanted to see some fight in the one season where we needed to fight, that didn’t happen.
“Now we’re out of the cup, they needed to win the cup for the fans and for Scott Brown, he’ll be gutted.
“It would’ve been magnificent for Brown to take us to one last final but it wasn’t to be.”
Brown, 35, has announced that he will leave Celtic at the end of the season so he can become a player/coach at Aberdeen.
He did still manage to lift a trophy this season as Celtic won last season’s delayed Scottish Cup months after the original final was meant to be played.