Paddy: No regrets over Celtic

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Former Celtic midfielder Paddy McCourt has revealed he has “no regrets” about leaving the Scottish Premiership champions to challenge himself with Championship strugglers Barnsley.

McCourt has been a revelation since he turned down offers from a number of other clubs to sign for the Reds on a one-year deal.

And after five seasons at Celtic Park, the Northern Irishman is confident playing in the English Championship is another good challenge for him in his professional career.

“[Manager] David [Flitcroft] contacted me in the summer about coming down and having a look at the club,” revealed McCourt.

“I decided to come down and have a look, had a great week with the lads and decided I liked it. I just ended up signing and I’ve enjoyed it since.

“I’d been at Celtic for the last five years and for the last couple I wasn’t really playing, so I was leaving anyway.”

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