Football fans are fickle, to say the least, and some among our own support certainly fit that description.

With the Bhoys heading back to training on Monday, except those who had or have international commitments, the faithful are getting a bit irritable with the lack of movement into Celtic Park.

That situation took a turn for the worst with the news that Celtic and Paddy Roberts WON’T be an item next season. As yet no one has heard from Kieran Tierney, who’s sure to take the news worse than the average fan!

I think the influx of Galacticos over in Govan has made matters worse, or it could be there’s a section of the support who are glass half empty anyway.

However, Jonny Hayes has had a medical and is about to become a Celtic player. The versatile Dubliner is NOT a replacement for anyone, he’s here because Brendan and his staff think he can do a job for us.

There is no doubt others will follow him to Paradise, but only when the time is right.

It would be easy to follow the same pattern as close seasons before and bring in players who’ll bolster the squad but not the team. That just isn’t going to happen under Brendan.

So finding, and agreeing terms with players and clubs for the better quality than our Invincibles is going to take time. I’m sure there is plenty going on behind the scenes.

Personally, I take little notice of the speculation, maybe it’s an age thing, until the club have a presser and the player has a Celtic scarf in his mitts!

In Brendan we trust….