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Paddy McCourt Celtic newsThe colours may have changed but the magic of remains as recognisable as ever.

Swapping the for the Yorkshire red of Barnsley has opened up a whole new audience for the Derry as Championship get the chance to enjoy the magic of a player with unique talent.

At Brighton on Tuesday night managerless Barnsley were badly in need of a point or three with just two wins from 17 matches.

Caretaker boss, and Micky Mellon, took charge of the side on a caretaker basis following the sacking of David Flitcroft, and got off to the ideal start when McCourt opened the scoring in the 35th minute with a goal that no other player on the park could have contemplated.

star Gordon Greer and former defender Matthew Upson were among those left chasing shadows by McCourt’s movement.¬†Five minutes into the second half Jacoq Mellis doubled the visitors lead and although Upson pulled a goal back Barnsley held out to claim all three points.

Despite sitting at the bottom of the table Barnsley are only 17 points away from a play-off spot with little to choose from between the bulk of the sides in The Championship.

On Saturday they travel to meet high-flying before a run of three home matches out of four that gives the club the chance to climb away from the foot of the table.

and QPR are currently at the top of the table but every club harbours ambitions of reaching the play-off’s with the hope of winning a ¬£100m Golden Ticket to the Premiership as Crystal Palace demonstrated last season.

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8 comments

  • yogi says:

    Cant accept the manager not showing commitment and patience with Paddy,yet has this love affair with Forrest who everyone at Celtic Park can see is nowhere near good enough to be at the club.

  • The kidd says:

    Listen I agree about Forrest not being good enough at the moment but he’s still young enough with plenty of great attributes to become a top class player. So don’t write him off!!! Just wish he had a couple of tricks in the bag !!!

  • James G says:

    Leave him alone hes better than samaras

    • John Kane says:

      James, I wholeheartedly disagree. Samaras has done it regularly for us in the CL and is heading to his second World Cup finals with his country as one of their key performers. We’re privileged to have him at our club, despite the early struggles he endured adapting. Also his loyalty has to be applauded. He could have gone elsewhere, but he didn’t and time and time again he answers his critics.

      Let’s judge Forrest in 3-4 years and see what he’s achieved.

  • Mharkopolo says:

    i disagree i think forrest is good, he just needs to work on his crossing ability and start using his left foot lol

  • C.C.Belter. says:

    I think we should have done our best to keep him, any player who can produce these type of runs must have something worth holding on to, just like Big Sammy & Diedier Aggate,(excuse the spelling.) & Forrest who, when given the space can run past defenders like that, we need players who can turn a game around with special bit of Magic and run at them.

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