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30th Jan, 2018 | 4:33pm

Celtic must adapt after wrapping up swoop for 21-year-old

The biggest signing made by Celtic during the January transfer window is the 18 month loan deal agreed with Chelsea to bring attacking midfielder Charly Musonda to the club.
The 21-year-old will primarily be used to provide the creative spark that the Hoops have been missing since the long term injuries suffered by Tom Rogic and Patrick Roberts.
One interesting aspect to consider is how the team will adapt to accommodate Musonda.
Brendan Rodgers has usually favoured a 4-4-3 formation, with the midfield partnership of Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham usually supported by the likes of Stuart Armstrong and Callum McGregor.
That formation might not get the best out of Musonda, it doesn’t seem to be playing to his strengths.
A 4-4-1-1 formation might be more suitable. As not only could the wing duo of Scott Sinclair and James Forrest keep their place in the team, but the more defensive midfielders could have a focal point in Musonda to get the ball forward to.
Musonda could also support the long striker, who presumably will be Moussa Dembele, as Leigh Griffiths is out for a month with a calf injury.
It might involve significant changes to the team’s formation, but if changing the team’s system will get the best out of what looks to be a very exciting player then it’s what Rodgers has to do.
In other Celtic news, Dembele can use the upcoming game against Hearts to kickstart his season 
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