SEAD HAKSABANOVIC will watch new club Celtic in action tomorrow from the Tannadice stand as the champions face Dundee United in the midday kick-off.
Ange Postecoglou is refusing to rush the 23-year-old winger into his team until he feels he is up to speed.
Haksabanovic brought at end to prolonged transfer speculation when he finally agreed a five-year deal to sign on a cut-price £1.7million from Russian club Rubin Kazan during the week.
GETTING SHIRTY…a delighted Sead Haksabanovic in the Celtic boardroom.
The Sweden-born versatile attacker, who has made 28 appearances for his adopted nation Montenegro, is eager to get started, but the manager is resisting the temptation to give the fans their first glimpse of their eighth signing of the summer until he feels he will be able to do himself justice.
Postecoglou said: “Sead’s someone I’ve been tracking for a while and with the unique circumstances he is in with his club the opportunity arose.
“He’s at a really good age. He’s only in his early twenties, but he’s already got experience at club and international level.
“He can play a number of roles in the front half and I think he’ll fit in with the way we play our football.
“I held discussions with him and he’s been determined to join the club. He has said this is where he wants to be, which is a good indicator for me he’s here for the right reasons.
“We’ll quickly get him up to speed and he will be a good asset for us. It’s hard to say how long it will take him, I don’t want to put a timeline on it as he hasn’t played a game for a while.”
TRAINING GROUND WATCH…Ange Postecoglou at Lennoxtown as he prepares for Dundee United tomorrow.
Postecoglou, speaking to The Herald, added: “He’s been training individually for a while. But he trained with the group this morning and we’ll track how he’s going.
“He’s keen to get going as quickly as possible and I’m keen to get him involved.
“But we need to make sure enough work is done to put him in there.”
Yosuke Ideguchi also rejoined training at Lennoxtown this week following injury, but the Japanese international midfielder is still not ready for first-team action.
He will accompany new Bhoy Haksabanovic in the stand at Tayside as the champions bid to maintain their 100 per cent start to the campaign which has seen them beat Aberdeen (2-0), Ross County (3-1), Kilmarnock (5-0) and Hearts (2-0).