Lennon urges Celtic to strengthen the squad in January

Lennon said: “I always think the time to buy is when you are in front. When the club knew Henrik Larsson was leaving, I felt they should have pushed out the boat for Martin O’Neill. You’re never going to replace Henrik, but you have to look for someone of that calibre and status.

“Obviously, the money wasn’t there and I don’t know if it is here this time. But if you are looking to sign a really top player in January, you have to spend big because managers don’t want their players to go mid-season.

“I do think the manager will be shopping around, but it might not be the big-money signings some people are looking for. The manager has spoken to Steven Pressley, who is a free transfer, and he would be an excellent acquisition if that came to fruition.

“There is a lot of potential in this squad, but there are areas we can improve on.”