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Chris Davies: 'Celtic will not overreact to Hearts defeat'

Celtic will not produce a knee-jerk response to their first domestic defeat in 18 months, according to Hoops assistant manager Chris Davies.

Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has claimed that Celtic will not produce a knee-jerk response to their first domestic defeat in 18 months.

The Hoops went 69 games unbeaten against Scottish opposition but saw their run come to an end on Sunday as they fell to a 4-0 defeat at Hearts in the Premiership.

The defeat has led to speculation suggesting that Brendan Rodgers may reshape his squad in the wake of the heavy loss.

However, Davies denied that there would be sweeping changes, either on Wednesday night at home to Partick Thistle or when the transfer window opens in January.

"I wouldn't say we will be overly busy next month to be honest," the 32-year-old told Sky Sports News. "We'll recruit where needed and some players may move on as the squad evolves.

"But it's simple from my point of view - we've lost one game in 70. If you said that in isolation - one defeat in 70 - then you certainly wouldn't think there was major repair work needing done.

"There's no feeling that something needs to change. Of course we want to be better after the weekend, but the manager came up here to dominate and he and his team have won everything on offer so far."

Celtic are believed to be on the verge of signing RB Leipzig defender Marvin Compper, who reportedly travelled to Scotland on Tuesday to finalise the deal.


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1Celtic20133446143242
2RangersRangers21126343162742
3Aberdeen21123634241039
4Kilmarnock2011542920938
5St Johnstone2010462524134
6Hearts2110472526-134
7Hibernian2079430181230
8Livingston218672619730
9Motherwell2163122033-1321
10Hamilton AcademicalHamilton2142151443-2914
11St Mirren2133151539-2412
12Dundee2124151546-3110

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