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Ledley- No problem attracting players to Celtic


Joe Ledley newsJoe Ledley is convinced that Celtic will be targeted by players wanting to JOIN the club.

Since the Champions League exit to Juventus there has been constant speculation about who will be leaving the club with Gary Hooper and Victor Wanyama expected to be first out the door.

Ledley enjoyed every minute of the Champions League campaign and expects to see some exciting new players sign up hoping for a slice of the Champions League action.

“I don’t worry about attracting new players to Celtic because you just have to look at the Champions League this season,” the midfielder explained. “It’s been a fantastic achievement and saved the SPL a bit as well.

“And by doing so well and reaching the last 16 it brings recognition to Scottish football and we need to try to do that again next season.

“To come to Celtic and have the chance to play in the Champions League, the best competition in the world, is an obvious attraction. Anyone would want to come. We did so well in it this season and hopefully we can kick on.”

Ledley has been on international duty over the last week but is looking forward to the resumption of domestic duties and the chance to clinch the SPL title.

“I’ve had two good games for Wales and now my aim is to return to Parkhead and hopefully take that form into Celtic and help wrap the league up,” he added.

“Two more wins could wrap it up and hopefully we can achieve that. We didn’t defend well against Aberdeen but I don’t think it’s a question of motivation.

“We know we can play better at home and hopefully we can pick up. Maybe the international break can help in the sense that it helps clear your head because we haven’t been playing as well as we should.

“When you’re on a run you don’t want it to stop but when you are not playing at your best it’s nice to clear the air before getting back to playing again.”

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  • mark says:

    Super Joe deadly always talkin up the hoops. Quality player quality man. The guys looking to leave should be ashamed of themselves Joe is the best player at the club could have his pick of clubs and still wants to stay says it all. Anybody wanting to leave should be dropped from the team HH

  • CDs says:

    Joe or Adam Matthews should be player of the year no one of these players that will be gone in the summer !! Hail hail

  • john flaherty says:

    yea canny drop the thoroughbred to run a donkey.

    • mark says:

      yes you can hooper wanyama and anybody else would’nt play for me again end of. to play for Celtic you’ve got to have the heart don’t think hooper has played a decent game since Xmas and big vic has been the same would rather watt and kayal got a run not exactly donkeys HH

  • Craig says:

    Kayal is the type of player who shows in games that his heart is set with us along with joe. Let’s hope we can keep these two as both are commited to the cause though injuries have blighted there seasons so far.

    • yogI says:

      If we were in a game with 10 minutes to go then gie me Ledley ,kayal and the other Welsh Dragon Young Adam M. Nobody will bully these guys.

  • Davie bhoy says:

    You get the impression from Ledley that he GETS IT- how special it is to play for the hoops unlike some who seem to think the grass is greener elsewhere,I understand the lure of spl and its riches but to succeed down there at a big club you have to be the finished article which neither of them are

    Vic and Hooper have still got a lot of deficiencies in their game and would do well to stay at Celtic and have another crack at CL

    CP is a great platform for them to iron out their flaws and improve,I wonder If they realise that? Probly-not

  • Jimbo102 says:

    Joe’s done his time playing for non discript clubs. He is enjoying his football and winning honours with the added bonus of playing against Europes elite, why. He’s adored by the fans so why the hell would he want to leave??? Hail hail

  • Nickybhoy says:

    Its always been you Joe! Hail Hail

  • Col Newman says:

    Not too bothered about anyone leaving, although I enjoyed the CL experience this season, I do honestly believe it papered over the cracks, we have some good young players with lots of potential but still have too many games where the balance of the team is all wrong, I would love to see Celtic build from the back for a change, its been far too long since we have had a great central defence pairing, so that when the young players are having an erratic game, we are nice and solid at the back and theres no need to panic.

  • Monti says:

    It’s creativity Celtic require,badly in my opinion,hope there is foundation to the Tonev story,he is a quick developing talent & would grace the Hoops. To build a team it has to have a strong defence, I would play Lustig at rb & Matthews at lb,I can’t make my mind up about,Charlie & Kelvin,I would make a signing in this position I think.

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