CELTIC NEWS

McGeady relishing new Celtic start under Mowbray

July 27, 2009
By Soccernet Staff

Aiden McGeady admits he is relieved to have been handed a new start at Celtic following the change of manager.

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McGeady has spoken for the first time about his two-week suspension at the turn of the year following a dressing-room row with Gordon Strachan, describing it as a "real low point'' in his career.

And the 23-year-old is keen to impress Tony Mowbray following his often fractious relationship with Strachan. "When you get a new manager it's always going to be a new start,'' McGeady said. "After what happened between me and the old gaffer, I'm glad to have a new start.

"What happened wasn't great. It was just one of those things which sometimes happens in football. You can have a falling-out with a coach. It's happened to a lot of players in the past and I'm sure it'll happen in the future.

"But it was a real low point in my career. I just look to learn from it. In football you've got to try to take something positive from everything.''

McGeady has been impressed by Mowbray, who takes charge of his first competitive match on Wednesday when Dinamo Moscow visit Celtic Park for a Champions League qualifier.

The Republic of Ireland winger added: "He comes across as a good guy with good morals. The coaching staff have been great so far, and the training has been good. He gets his points across at training and all the boys have been very happy with the way things have gone.''