Celtic media round-up: New Bhoys signing not expecting to start

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Armstrong doesn't expect to start

New arrival Stuart Armstrong says that he does not expect to go straight into Celtic's starting line-up. 

The central midfielder has been tipped to be a key player immediately after arriving at Parkhead, but Armstrong feels he will need to earn his place. 

"I wouldn't say I am going straight into the first team," he said to the Glasgow Evening Times. " Everyone has to work hard to prove themselves and show that they deserve to be out on the park."

McNamara on Armstrong and Mackay-Steven 

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara admits that he is disappointed to have lost Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven to Celtic.

The Bhoys snapped up the duo in the closing stages of deadline day and McNamara could not hide the fact that he was disheartened to lose two of his key players earlier this morning. 

“I’m really disappointed to lose Stuart and Gary and so are the supporters but it’s my job to make sure the team keeps moving forward," he said to the Daily Record

Armstrong denies claims

Stuart Armstrong insists that he did not try and force through a move to Celtic, after completing a transfer from Dundee United on deadline day. 

The Terrors released a statement after Armstrong left Tannadice stating that he had 'made it clear' he wanted to complete a switch to the Bhoys, but the midfielder denies he did anything of the sort. 

"I don’t know the exact wording of the (United) statement, but I would say that I didn’t actively push myself out the door," he said to the Daily Mail

"I think I was quite relaxed about it and waited for the clubs to accept or reject and came here once it happened."

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