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Celtic skipper hails 'shining star' Guidetti

Celtic captain Scott Brown has been hugely impressed by Manchester City loanee John Guidetti since the Swedish striker's arrival earlier this month.

Celtic captain Scott Brown has hailed the impact of new signing John Guidetti, after the Swedish striker’s brace gave the club a 2-1 Scottish Premiership win over St Mirren.

The 22-year-old had netted his first Hoops goal since arriving on a season-long loan from Manchester City in Wednesday’s 3-0 League Cup win over Hearts, and Brown is expecting big things from his new teammate going forward.

‘He’s definitely going to be huge for us,’ he told Sky Sports.

‘He’s getting goals early doors, which will do him the world of good and is helping us out as well, as we struggled to score a few weeks back.

‘Since he’s come in he’s been a shining star to be perfectly honest.’

Guidetti is ineligible for Thursday’s Europa League Group D meeting with Dinamo Zagreb, as his loan move had not been finalised in time for UEFA’s squad registration deadline, but Brown remains confident that his side can pick up a positive result at Celtic Park.

‘It’s going to be frantic but it's good to get back into the European scene, with the Thursday and Sunday games, and it’s good for the fans as well,’ he said.

‘We need to be in there [Europe] and show we can compete against the top teams in Europe, so that’s what we aim to do.’

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