A report which revealed the number of games played this season so far should make worrying reading for Celtic fans.
According to football statistics website Transfermarkt, and as reported by the Herald, three Hoops players have played the highest number of games in world football so far this season, with Kieran Tierney having played 46 games and James Forrest and Craig Gordon having played 45 games each.
That is a staggering number of games, and each player, Tierney in particular, could well burnout before the end of the season.
Brendan Rodgers could have really helped the 20-year-old left-back by signing another left-back during the January transfer window, but that didn’t happen.
Tierney is still the only natural left-back on the books at Celtic Park, which is a poor situation to be in. Rodgers addressed some issues in his squad during January, for example bringing in another goalkeeper, but the decision not to sign another left-back seems inexplicable.
The number of games played could affecting the player, as Tierney was poor in the recent 1-0 loss to Kilmarnock and Forrest, one of the players of the season before the winter break, has been average at the best since the Hoops returned to action.
The lack of another left-back could be blind spot that the Bhoys manager has, both he and the club’s supporters will be hoping that doesn’t come back to haunt him.
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