ADAM IDAH has won the approval of his Celtic team-mates who are united in hoping the striker will remain at the champions.

The 6ft-plus strapping attack-leader offered the Hoops a different forward option following his loan arrival from Norwich City on January deadline day.

Idah claimed nine goals as the champions went on to seal the league and Cup double and the 23-year-old Republic of Ireland frontman more than played his part in both trophy-clinching occasions.

He thumped in the breakthrough goal against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park 12 days ago in the team’s 5-0 win that cemented a third successive championship and their impressive twelfth crown in 13 years.

WALLOP…Adam Idah thumps the ball past the lunging Jack Butland for the Hampden clincher.

And, of course, it was Idah who was the quickest to react to a rebound from Ibrox keeper Jack Butland to ram home the last-minute winner in the Scottish Cup Final at the weekend.

Left-back Greg Taylor insisted he will be doing his best to persuade the powerful hitman to stay in Glasgow and said: “I certainly will be, definitely.

“He’s been outstanding, with some massive contributions in games and I’m really proud of him. It’s important to remember he’s still a young guy.

“He just needed a fresh start. He’d been at Norwich a long time and had done really well, but this has given him that fresh start and I’m sure he’ll be keen to stay.

“He’s scored goals in some big moments and it’s also pushed Kyogo, who has gone to another level again since Adam came in.

“Adam’s been outstanding, his goals have been outstanding, so the two of them have made big, key contributions. I’m really proud of them both.”

The Scotland international defender who is in Steve Clarke’s provisional squad for next month’s Euro 24 Finals, continued: “When teams go man-to-man and are pressing you high, look at Kilmarnock the other week, he gives another option and another layer to our game.

DREAMLAND…Adam Idah clutches the Scottish Cup as Brendan Rodgers, Greg Taylor, Daizen Maeda and Liam Scales celebrate the Scottish Cup Final triumph at Hampden. 

“It’s not about going long, more that Adam’s hold-up play is one of his strengths. Him and Kyogo really complement each other. They are both top players in their own right.

“Adam is still really young. Just because he has that presence, it’s easy to forget that. He’s really enjoyed his time here and I’m sure he would be keen to stay.”

Centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers agrees with Taylor and, speaking to the Daily Record, added: “He’s done great, especially when he first came in. He scored a lot of big goals late on, away at Motherwell, Hibs, as well.

“He’s a great guy, too. He’s proved over the last six months or so he can help the team and is a good guy to have around.”

Over to you, Celtic’s moneymen!



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