'He's been fantastic' - Deila hails impact of new arrival at Celtic

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has praised the impact that John Guidetti has made at Parkhead since joining from Manchester City.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has hailed the impact that John Guidetti has had for the club.

The Swedish striker signed from Manchester City on deadline day and has wasted no time making an impression at Parkhead, hitting the back of the net three times already.

Two of those goals came this weekend against St. Mirren and Deila says that Guidetti has provided them with everything that they wished he would when they moved to sign him. 

"It was what we were hoping for," he said to the club's official site.

"John has been fantastic since he came and he scores goals. He’s hungry and has brought a lot of enthusiasm into the dressing room. He has cramp on his hamstring, but he’ll be ready for next Sunday."

Deila is under pressure after making an indifferent start to life as Celtic manager, but the form of the City loan striker may save him falling under too much criticism.

Guidetti looks to be a real talent and the greatest striking talent that the club have had in a considerable amount of time.

The front-man follows in the footsteps of Henrik Larsson, given his nationality, but he hasn't been fazed by the obvious comparisons so far and seems to be thriving as the main-man.

Celtic will be hoping that he continues his form, as they look to further establish their position as the best club in Scotland.

The side have dominated the top tier for some time now and Guidett's arrival means that they have put further distance between themselves any other club in the country.

Deila has already guaranteed Bhoys fans that he will deliver them the title, showing his confidence in the team he has inherited, and if he is to stick to his promise then he will be hoping that the 22-year-old carries on hitting the back of the net. 

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