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SEEING RED: CELTIC NEW BHOY ‘DEVASTATED’

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CELTIC’S incoming new Bhoy Liam Shaw saw red for the second time this season as Sheffield Wednesday lost 1-0 at home to Birmingham City.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who agreed a pre-contract move to the nine-in-a-row champions during the week, was dismissed after picking up a second yellow card.

Shaw, who was deemed “a bit reckless” by former Hillsborough gaffer Tony Pulis, was banished after cleaning out Maxime Collin in a robust challenge five minutes into the second- half.

YELLOW FEVER…Liam Shaw picks up a booking.

Caretaker boss Neil Thompson, speaking at the aftermatch press conference, said: “The lad’s devastated he has been sent off.

“When you’re on a yellow, you run the risk. You can’t leave the ground. He’s only a little bit off the ground, but you’re deemed out of control.

“It’s part of football, when you make a mistake – whether it’s with the ball or whether you get sent off – you’ve got learn from it and I’m sure he will. He’s only a young lad.

“It was just his enthusiasm to go and win the ball.

SEEING RED…Liam Shaw prepares to walk after his challenge on Birmingham City’s Maxime Collin.

“He might have to be a little bit more disciplined in what he does, but at the end of the day you don’t want to take that tenacity out of anybody.

“If there’s a player who enjoys the physical challenge and that tackling side of the game, you don’t have to knock it out of him, you just have to be a bit more calculated.”

Six foot-plus Shaw, who can also play in the central defensive role, will arrive at Parkhead in June in a £300,000 cross-border transfer when his Wednesday contract expires.

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