Lawrence expects to seal Celtic switch

McGeady’s imminent transfer to the Russian club will give Hoops’
boss Neil Lennon an extra £9.5million to continue rebuilding
his squad and some of that money will be used to bring long-time
target Lawrence to Parkhead. “Well, that’s what I’ve been told,”
the Republic of Ireland international was quoted as saying in the
Evening Times. “I want a new challenge and, if it comes about, I
will be chomping at the bit to achieve things at Celtic because
they need to push this year and win things again. “I have had some
little bits of banter with Aiden as well. “I spoke to him the other
day and fired him a text because I knew he was off to Russia. I’m
not telling you what I said though. “It’s a massive, massive move
for him and it’s an important decision both football-wise and for
him and his missus.” Lawrence insists Parkhead is still an
attractive destination despite Celtic’s Champions League exit at
the hands of Braga last week. “I’m not one of those players who say
they want to move because a club is in the Champions League,” he
said.