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.