On-loan Manchester City striker praised by Celtic teammates

Anthony Stokes and Callum McGregor have heaped praise on John Guidetti, after the Manchester City-owned Swede starred for Celtic against Ross County.

John Guidetti appears to have settled in to life at Celtic Park, following his late loan move to Parkhead, with the Manchester City-owned striker garnering praise from his Hoops teammates.

The 22-year-old scored Celtic’s opener in a 5-0 win away at Ross County over the weekend and looks to be well on his way to rediscovering the kind of form that saw the Swede score 20 goals in 23 Eredivisie games during a season-long loan with Feyenoord from 2011 to 2012.

Injuries have curtailed Guidetti’s impact in the years that followed that breakthrough campaign, while a mid-season loan move to Stoke last term saw the forward feature just six times for the Potters, all as a substitute.

But after sealing a temporary switch to Celtic Park, the 22-year-old appears to be edging back to something approaching his best form, having scored four goals in his first six games for the Bhoys.

Speaking to the Celtic website, the Scandinavian’s new teammates were full of praise for the impact Guidetti has made.

"John's done very well since he came in, and his goal return has been excellent," striker-partner Anthony Stokes said.

"He has added something to the squad, a major plus."

Callum McGregor, meanwhile, was equally glowing in his assessment of the Swede so far:

"He takes the ball well and he’s intelligent and he can spot your runs."

Celtic are next in action against Astra Giurgiu in the Europa League this Thursday while Guidetti will be expected to lead the line for the Bhoys when they face Kilmarnock in Glasgow on Sunday.

The Bhoys will be wary of their opponents Astra, who knocked French side Lyon out of Europe at the play-off stage of this competition.

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