Celtic legend John Hartson reacts on Twitter to being included on Parkhead's new banners

The Celtic icon is 'honoured' to be pictured among friends and legends.

Former Celtic striker John Hartson has taken to Twitter to express his joy and 'honour' at being included on the new banners that hang outside Parkhead.

Hartson was one of the Bhoys' most iconic and successful strikers of recent times, along with the likes of Chris Sutton and Henrik Larsson, and has duly been included on the new banners at Celtic Park.

And the Welshman is especially delighted to be pictured next to Billy McNeill.

It would be interesting to see what kind of on-pitch reaction Hartson would have had were he in Leigh Griffiths's shoes on Wednesday night. Celtic's top scorer from last season had to face arguments from Stefan Johansen when he stepped up to take a second-half penalty against Stjarnan, eventually missing the spot-kick.

It isn't the first time Celtic players have clashed over who should take a penalty and boss Ronny Deila was quick to denounce Johansen's actions after the game, according to the BBC.

The Bhoys, though, were 2-0 winners overall - something Hartson will no doubt be pleased with. The same again would do nicely in the return leg.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch