Celtic signing Hooper straight into Champions League squad

Scunthorpe United striker Gary Hooper completed his £2.4m move to Celtic, then joined his team-mates at Glasgow Airport to fly to Portugal to play Braga on Wednesday.

Scunthorpe United striker Gary Hooper completed his £2.4m move to Celtic, then joined his team-mates at Glasgow Airport to fly to Portugal to play Braga on Wednesday.

"I'm a little bit nervous, it's the first time I've travelled abroad for a game," said the 22 year old ex-Scunthorpe player.

"But I am looking forward to it and ready to meet my team-mates. When I knew Celtic were interested they were the only club I wanted to come to."

Ahead of the Champions League qualifier against the Portuguese Liga Sagres runners-up, boss Neil Lennon said of his new striker: "I don't know about playing but he will be in the squad.

"I was pleased to get him. He has been on our radar a while.

"I think we have a good player on our hands, his record is very good.

"It's not just goals, he can play a little bit as well and there were a lot of clubs after his signature."

 
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