Celtic assistant John Kennedy has stressed scouts at the club are not sitting on their hands,
 as they have been assessing potential targets from home with plans to strengthen the squad this summer.

The Scottish giants retained the Scottish Premiership title this season and are now plotting a path to lifting a tenth title in a row next term.  


However, the early end to the season in Scotland, combined with the effects the football shutdown and behind closed doors games have had means the landscape is much changed.

Kennedy admits the situation will be challenging as Celtic do not know the circumstances surrounding the transfer market yet, with the opening date of the transfer window still up in the air.

The 36-year old insists scouts though have not been sitting on their hands during the break, as he revealed they have been working from home with the coaches having constant communication with them, as the club wait for further developments.

"It will be more challenging because we don't know the state of the transfer market yet, we don't know when the transfer windows will run”, Kennedy told Clyde 1's Superscoreboard.

"But we have spent this time at home looking at potential players who could come in and improve the squad.

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"Our scouts have been spending a lot of time working from home on that as well.

“There has been a lot of dialogue with them and there's still a lot of planning in place, but we just have to wait and see how that materialises."

It remains to be seen how much money Celtic boss Neil Lennon will be handed to reinforce his squad this summer.