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"He was fantastic!" - Celtic boss praises prolific loanee after impressive hat-trick

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Celtic boss Ronny Deila has once again praised loanee John Guidetti.

Celtic made it four wins in a row under Ronny Deila, with the pressure slightly lifting on the Norwegian after a difficult start to life in Glasgow.

The 1-0 home defeat to Hamilton Academical seems to have sparked the Bhoys into life, with wins over Ross County, Astra Giurgiu and Kilmarnock in recent weeks.

On Wednesday night, they demolished Partick Thistle at Celtic Park in a 6-0 thumping. John Guidetti continued his fine form at the club with a hat-trick, whilst a brace from Leigh Griffiths and one goal from Emilio Izaguirre compounded the misery.

Guidetti's first two goals came from free kicks, whilst his third was from the penalty spot, and manager Deila moved to praise the Manchester City loanee, particularly for his ability from dead ball situations.

"He was fantastic!", Deila said. "If you can score every time you get a free-kick outside the box then it's going to be good!"

"He has done it three times for us now and he did it for the national team as well, so it's his speciality," he added.

Guidetti, 22, is on a season-long loan deal with Celtic with few first team opportunities at Manchester City, and whilst Celtic want to keep him at the club having now scored eight goals in eight games, it's believed that City are holding out for £5m for the Swedish striker - which may make a permanent deal difficult.

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