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Wilson humbled by Celtic send-off

Mark Wilson admits it was humbling experience to be given such a strong send-off for Celtic on the weekend.

The 27-year old full-back was handed the captain's armband and given his first start since October when the Hoops beat St Johnstone at Celtic Park on May 3 as a token of appreciation for his services since joining the club from Dundee United in 2006.

Wilson is set to leave Celtic on a free transfer this summer and was thrilled to be the recipient of a warm farewell from the loyal Hoops supporters.

"It was a good reception because obviously I've never been one of the players to light the place up and get the crowd going," he told Celtic View.

"I've never been one of the form stars or favourites so it was a nice send-off and I really appreciate it.

"It was very humbling - I never would have thought, as a young boy sitting in the crowd, that one day I would be getting that kind of ovation going off so it was pretty special.

"I haven't played for about six months so it was good just to get a game - and for it to be my last game at Celtic Park I definitely enjoyed it."

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