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Adam Matthews heaps praise on Celtic target Mackay-Steven

The 23-year-old has been discussing the Dundee United winger.

Adam Matthews believes Celtic will be getting a very good player in Gary Mackay-Steven should they sign the winger from Dundee United.

The 24-year-old is out of contract in the summer and BBC Sport have reported that Celtic will try to sign the wide man on a free transfer at the end of the season, agreeing a pre-contract now.

And Matthews - speaking to reporters - says he has always had a difficult game whenever he has played against Mackay-Steven, someone he says has been a long-term target of the club's.

He also highlighted three key qualities that make the winger stand out: his pace, trickery and delivery.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila today confirmed the SPL champions' interest in Mackay-Steven, while also suggesting that Kris Commons and Virgil van Dijk will both stay with the Bhoys until the end of the current season.

Celtic travel to Hamilton Academical in Saturday's early SPL kick-off fresh off the back of a warm-weather training camp in Gran Canaria.

Deila's men will resume their league season in second place - behind table-toppers Aberdeen - although they have two games in hand over the Dons (they will return to top spot if they win them both).

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