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We couldn’t let them down- Joe Hart’s tribute to Celtic’s daytime support

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Every day is a school-day for Joe Hart as he discovers Celtic and their support.

In the summer it looked like the clock was running down on the career of the former England keeper, picking up good money as back-up with Spurs and the occasional cup appearance.

When Vasilis Barkas flapped at a free kick against Midtjylland Celtic’s goalkeeper crisis peaked- whatever plans Ange Postecoglou had in mind were in danger of being undone by a void in goals.

The message went out to Hart- after a couple of years on the slide he took the chance to move north into the unknown of a Celtic rebuild.

With barely a training session to his name he made his debut away to Jablonec. Celtic scored four times but it was never easy as wo goals were shipped away in trademark fashion.

Since then Hart has settled in. There have been a few wobbles but he has added presence and experience to the Celtic side as well as a couple of result altering saves.

Importantly he gets it at Celtic. Pep Guardiola has to plead with fans to turn up for Champions League matches, Manchester City have to advertise and cut prices but 240 miles up the road Celtic can count on 50,000 plus for a midweek afternoon game. They can also count on a goalkeeper.

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