Liam Shaw speaks ahead of Sheffield Wednesday reunion after being unveiled by Celtic
It’s a sight that Sheffield Wednesday fans won’t want to see, but Liam Shaw has spoken in a Celtic shirt for the first time since his decision to leave the Owls.
Shaw, who came through the ranks at Hillsborough and is a boyhood Wednesdayite, decided to make the move to Scotland as his contract in Sheffield came to an end, and has now been unveiled at the club after penning a four-year deal in Glasgow.
He says he’s looking forward to getting started with Ange Postecoglou north of the border, and admits it was a difficult move to turn down.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Shaw said, “When I heard that Celtic were interested, I couldn’t believe it, to be honest – a club of this stature and one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
"I can’t really describe how I feel, but it’s massive for me and my family to get that kind of recognition. I’ve signed now, so it’s up to me to start performing on the pitch.
“We’ve got a new manager so everyone has a fresh start and you’ve just got to go in and try to impress him.
“All the way through my career, I’ve had different managers so all you have to do is keep your head down and show your ability and show you’ve got a good attitude. And hopefully he picks me and I do well for him.”
But it won’t be long until he’s up against some former Owls teammates, with the Bhoys set to face Wednesday next month in a preseason game in Wales on July 7th – and Shaw says he’s looking to show his new boss what he’s capable of.
“I’ll be here for pre-season, hopefully hit the ground running and meet all the lads, and just get my head down and work hard… It’ll be fresh for everyone, with a new manager, and it’ll be a new buzz around the place, and I can’t wait to get started and hopefully do well.
“I’m looking forward to the pre-season games. They’re there to get you minutes and also for the fans to see and to show what you can do, and I’m looking forward to it.”