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Adam Matthews comments on his time at Celtic under former Bolton boss Neil Lennon

The Welsh defender will face Bolton for Bristol City this week.

Bristol City will be hoping to break further clear of the relegation battle this weekend as they take on Bolton Wanderers in the Championship.

The Trotters, who have battled financial problems all season, seem to be destined for the drop, and recently parted company with manager Neil Lennon.

For one Bristol City player the news of the former Celtic star's demise has not gone unnoticed. Adam Matthews recently joined the Ashton Gate side on loan from Sunderland, for whom he has struggled for game time since a move from Celtic.

It was Lennon who signed Matthews for Celtic, picking him up from Cardiff City in 2011.

So the Welsh full-back is clearly frustrated at not getting to meet his former mentor again, telling the Bristol City website:

“Obviously it’s been tough for him in the circumstances at Bolton, but I had a great time with him up at Celtic and he’s a great manager.

“I’m sure he’ll get another job again quickly and I’m sure we’ll cross paths again soon."

Matthews was a top player whilst at Celtic but injury trouble plagued him toward the end of his Celtic career and has struggled in the Premier League.

But his move to Bristol has certainly helped him out - as he has just been recalled to the Wales team for this months international fixtures.

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