Scottish Daily Mail
Doig for Bhoys is a real no-brainer
ON a list of problems facing Celtic now, the name of Josh Doig wouldn’t feature in the top 100. Yet little sums up the state of paralysis at Parkhead more than the failure to register an interest in a left-back half the English Premier League are trying to snap up. Favourite to win Scotland’s Young Player of the Year, the 18-year-old really should be a no-brainer. The hopeless Diego Laxalt will follow Scott Brown and Shane Duffy out the door next week. And that leaves Greg Taylor as the only left-back in the building. Doig clearly lacks solid, prolonged first-team experience. He’s not the finished article. But he’s tall, technically strong and Hibs are not asking for silly money. The player some regard as the next Kieran Tierney or Andrew Robertson is up for grabs for £1.2million. When Eddie Howe finally arrives, he might have a list of left-backs as long as his arm. Time will tell. But it’s not just the players Celtic signed which shows how ropey their recruitment has become. The ones they let pass are just as damning. They had Ivan Toney in the building and let him sign for Brentford instead. The top scorer in the English Championship is now worth £35m. They had multiple bids for Aaron Hickey rejected before he finally moved to Serie A with Bologna. And let’s not forget the last Hibs player they allowed to slip through their fingers. The name of John McGinn will dog Peter Lawwell until the day he breathes his last.