Kelvin Wilson has finally become a Celtic player after signing a pre-contract agreement with the Parkhead last January.
Central defender Wilson, 25, has not started for Nottingham Forest since then and he expressed relief at finally being given the chance to get his career back on track north of the border.
“It has been hard because your heart is somewhere else,” he told the Nottingham Evening Post, “and Forest understood that. January was probably the right time to come but I didn’t and it was hard for Forest and for me.
“I had four great years there, I enjoyed it and got on with everyone and I left on good terms. But I’m delighted that it’s all sorted and I am here now and looking forward to it.
“I am obviously not match fit but that won’t take long,” he added.
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Ledley urges Bothroyd move.
Midfielder Joe Ledley has urged Celtic to sign his former Cardiff City teammate Jay Bothroyd for next season.
The England international striker, who made his international debut against France in November, is out of contract and is looking to move on with the Bluebirds failing in their Premiership play-off bid.
Ledley told the Daily Record: “There will be a lot of interest as Jay is an England international who has just scored 20 goals for Cardiff. He is big, strong and brilliant with the ball at his feet for a guy his size and only recently won his first England cap, so that proves how good he is.
“He’s also quick and has proved he can score goals. I think he would be a good addition but it’s not just going to be Celtic after him – a lot of Premiership teams will be.”
Celtic No 1 matchday experience in Britain.
Celtic´s Official Website has announced that the club has been voted the best in Britain for its matchday experience.
The award recognises a number of different criteria. including stadium atmosphere, standards of food and beverage, service standards and even the initial welcome.
At a ceremony at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, Celtic´s head of catering David Stothers said: “To be voted the best in Britain is a magnificent achievement. We are very proud to accept this award, which is testament to all the efforts of our colleagues at Celtic Park.
“We like to think we offer our supporters and their guests the very best treatment and the very best Celtic experience – clearly this has been reflected in this award.”