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‘NO PROBLEM FOR SERB ACE AT HOOPS,’ INSISTS MIO

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CELTIC youth coach Miodrag Krivokapic insists Serbian winger Srdjan Plavsic would have no problems settling in at the Hoops.

The 5ft 5in Red Star attacker is likely to be watched by Head of Recruitment Lee Congerton in the European Under-21 Championship tie against Spain in Poland tomorrow night.

Krivokapic, who played for Dundee United and Motherwell, believes Plavsic would be able to handle the transition to Scottish football due to his grounding in Belgrade.

He said: “Players from that part of the world tend to be technically good.

“People back home have told me that he is a good player, but I haven’t spoken to them in any great detail about him.

“What I can say though is that Red Star are a massive club, so a move to Celtic shouldn’t faze him if that happens.

“They might not be at the level they were at maybe 20 years ago, but they are still a big club.

“They have a good youth system, too, and they produce good players. Unfortunately, the league is not as strong as it once was, but Red Star are still a big club with a lot of fans and high expectations.

“When I came over, I had to get used to Scottish football. It is a different style in Serbia, it’s a different type of football.

“Scottish football is much quicker, it’s more aggressive compared to what you might be used to on the continent.

“Sometimes, people underestimate Scottish football. It’s much better than people might say.

“There are a lot of good players in Scotland. It is very fast and furious, but he would have to handle that.”

 
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