McCourt tells West Brom: I couldn't say no to Celtic
New Celtic signing Paddy McCourt admits he almost joined West Brom last week.
"I couldn't tell anyone, which was difficult, but I'd promised not to say a word. But I was never going to say no.
"It is unbelievable that a boy like me from Derry could sign for Celtic. It's a dream for me and my family.
"It was so out of the blue that there were only a few people at Celtic Park. John Park (chief scout) was fantastic with me and I got a tour of the ground, which was amazing because I'd never seen anything behind the scenes before.
"Then I stood out on the pitch for a moment on my own. There wasn't a soul around and it was then it hit home that I'd just signed for Celtic. Utterly amazing."