The Bhoys loved the Northern Ireland international for his mercurial style.
League Two side Luton Town have this week snapped up a former Celtic player who was tipped for big things with The Bhoys.
The club confirmed this week that they had agreed to sign Paddy McCourt from Brighton and Hove Albion on a two year deal, with the Northern Ireland international set to help the side in their promotion push.
The 31-year-old is quoted as telling the Derry Journal about the move:
“I’m delighted. It’s good to get things sorted and I’m looking forward to meeting up with the lads and getting things started,
“It’s a club that’s very ambitious. I’ve spoken with the manager a few times and I’ve spoken to the chief executive and they have big plans so that was my thinking behind signing the two year deal."
Celtic fans remain followers of McCourt’s progression. The Bhoys signed the player from Derry City in June 2008 and he went on to establish himself as a firm fan favourite during his five years with the club. His old school dribbling style harked back to an age-old era of wing play and the fans lapped it up. Unfortunately, that was never enough for him to become a first-team regular at the club.
Since leaving he has played for Barnsley and Brighton in the Championship, with a loan spell at Notts County earlier this year also included.
Now, Celtic fans are likely to expect him to take League Two by storm for The Hatters.