Celtic pair Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven removed from former club's message feed

Two of Celtic's players were still receiving messages from their former club, until one of them pointed it out.

Dundee United player John Rankin has been speaking to the Courier about the need to remove two of the club’s former players from a WhatsApp feed.

Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven swapped the Tangerines for Celtic in January, in the midst of a set of games between the two sides which saw the duo have to wait patiently to put a run of matches together.

But it has since been revealed that the Celtic pair were still being kept informed of some of the goings on at the club via a messaging feed they had previously joined.

“We have removed them from the conversation,” Rankin said. “It’s nothing personal, I can assure you. It’s just what happens because you can’t give away any secrets.”

Celtic played Dundee United in the league, the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup in quick succession, getting the better of them on each occasion.

And now able to play regularly, Mackay-Steven and Armstrong have begun to show what they can do on a consistent basis.

It was the former who ultimately told his old teammates that he was still being informed of a few things going on regarding the team, although there is no suggestion that he was made aware of anything that could directly influence match preparations for Celtic.

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