Motherwell boss Stuart Kettlewell reckons Celtic’s recent struggles could be down to their wide men.

Celtic won the domestic Treble under Ange Postecoglou in 2023, with Kyogo Furuhashi’s goals plus the excellent service provided by wingers Jota and Daizen Maeda proving a key factor in their triumph. 

Postecoglou and Jota both departed the club over the summer and his predecessor Brendan Rodgers has failed to retain that free scoring nature to the Hoops’ play - something that opposition manager Kettlewell has even spotted.

He told PLZ Soccer: "I can only say this from a manager's point of view, preparing to play against them. The one big change for me this year has been that threat in the wide areas because that's when I thought that Celtic really hurt you in the past.

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"We speak about Kyogo's goals, but it was about getting into those wide positions with penetration. How many goals did they score when it was a cutback across the box because they had penetrated the wide areas.

"And I think that's something that they have found really difficult to find a level of consistency."