Mulgrew relishing new Celtic role

Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew says he is loving life in his new role for the Glasgow giants.

Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew says he is loving life in his new role for the Glasgow giants.

The much-improved 25-year old begun his career as a left-back and even on the left wing but this season has found his niche as a centre-half alongside Swedish stopper Daniel Majstorovic.

It has taken Mulgrew a while to make it at the top after he was discarded by Celtic back in 2006. Since then he tried his luck with a loan deal at Dundee United, a move to Wolves in England, another loan at Southend United and a couple of seasons at Aberdeen.

But last July, Mulgrew returned to Parkhead and has grown into a player with plenty of capabilities at the heart of defence. He said the fact he was now not just trying to get a game but trying to win a trophy was something he never imagined would happen.

“A year ago for me it was just about trying to finish the season on a high with Aberdeen,” he said.

"We hadn't had a great season and my contract was up as well.

"Now at Celtic we have a lot to play for - although we just want to take it one game at a time.

"A year ago, I was concentrating on trying to get a few wins for Aberdeen and making the right decision for my career.

"I didn't want to rush into anything, so I think I made the right decision in the end. I'm just glad I waited.

"There were a couple of offers from down south and other places in Europe. But the minute Celtic were interested there was no doubt this was where I was coming.

"I grew up a Celtic fan and this is a huge club, so I was glad to get the opportunity to return."

 
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