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Cameron Carter Vickers hopes for Celtic transfer reinforcements ahead of Champions League campaign

Celtic defender Cameron Carter-Vickers celebrates with Brendan Rodgers
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Cameron Carter-Vickers says he'd welcome more transfer reinforcements this summer as Celtic aim to compete in the Champions League.

The Double-winning Hoops have dominated Scottish football for more than a decade and hit another milestone at the weekend by equalling Rangers' cherished all-time trophy haul of 118. But while they've won trophies for fun domestically, their form in continental competition has left a lot to be desired, to say the least, after numerous skelpings against Europe's elite in recent years.

Brendan Rodgers has already stated his intention to make Celts a force in Europe again and with millions in the bank, Carter-Vickers hopes the Parkhead side can bolster their squad with more quality.

He said: "I hope so, that's our aim. I don't know what's going to happen in the future but I like to think as a group, we'll continue to work hard and I'd like to think that will shine through. We always want to improve, not just in Europe but in the league as well. We know the Champions League is a very high level and we've got to prepare for that properly."

Meanwhile Carter-Vickers heaped praise on Rodgers for ensuring the Hoops maintained the confidence and composure required to end a challenging campaign with Premiership and Scottish Cup glory.

He said: "There was always that belief, and to be fair to the manager I think that's what he did well for us. He kept us believing and kept a calmness in the group. We're a positive group and we knew that if we worked together and played for each other we'd get there in the end.

"I think we came to life towards the end of the season probably due to a combination of things. Whenever any club gets a new manager, it always takes a little bit of time for their ideas to settle into the group and stuff like that. Towards the end of the season I think you saw the fruits of what we were doing earlier in the season."