Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc returns to Scotland
Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc has told the Daily Record that he has 'good memories' from his time at Celtic as he gears up to return to Scotland.
The Polish shot stopper, 35, made his name with Celtic after a 2005 move from Legia Warsaw, and he went on to become a cult hero with Bhoys fans, making over 200 appearances for the club before joining Fiorentina in 2010.
Now, Boruc and Poland get ready to face Scotland at Hampden Park on Thursday night, with Boruc returning to Scotland having had so many great years north of the border.
The veteran goalkeeper will be looking forward to his return, having told the Daily Record that he has 'good memories' of his time with Celtic, including scoring in a penalty shootout against Dundee United back in 2009.
"Most of my memories are connected to Celtic Park but I know Hampden well too because I played in a few semi-finals and finals there," said Boruc. "I have good memories. Scoring in that penalty shootout was a special moment."
"It’s not as good a stadium as Celtic Park because the stands are further from the pitch. But there’s going to be an amazing atmosphere. I’ve been back in Glasgow a few times since I left Celtic and still have a house there. I also have plenty of memories from the city, and most of them are good. It was a great time in my life although a bit crazy at times," he added.
Boruc is unlikely to play against Scotland, considering that he is behind both Lukasz Fabianski and Wojciech Szczesny in the pecking order for Poland, but he could still be of great use to the club.
Boruc worked under Scotland boss Gordon Strachan for a number of years at Celtic, and also played alongside David Marshall, Shaun Maloney and Scott Brown during his time with the Bhoys, and could pass on valuable advice to manager Adam Nawalka.
With a place at the European Championships in France next summer up for grabs, Poland will be looking for any advantage they can get - and Boruc's experience with Celtic could actually help them.