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New Celtic signing Matthews relishing big chance

Adam Matthews says he is delighted to be a part of one of the biggest clubs in the world.

The 19-year old right-back has signed a four-year deal to Scottish giants Celtic from Welsh club Cardiff City and insists it was not a tough decision to put pen to paper with the Hoops.

"I just think it's the size of the club and the supporters," explained Matthews.

"They have a massive fan base all over the world. They are one of the biggest clubs in the world so that was the main factor.

"They are the second most supported team in the world so it was a no-brainer.

"Any player would love to play for them. I don't think anyone could turn down the chance to play for them."

But even though he is happy in his new surroundings, Matthew has revealed that is a bit taken aback by captain Scott Brown.

"I don't think he recognised me," he said when they shook hands after last week's Scotland v Wales match in Dublin.

"I shook his hand but he didn't say anything. But I prefer to be on his team than play against him - he's a bit of a psycho on the pitch, although I think every team needs one of those.

"I was a bit scared of him when he was on the pitch so I was wary when shaking his hand.

"I didn't really expect him to recognise me but hopefully I can get to know him soon."

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