Monday, July 27, 2009

McGeady looking forward to new start with Mowbray

Celtic and Ireland winger Aiden McGeady is hoping to rejuvenate his Celtic career following the club's recent change of manager.

The Ireland international suffered a high-profile falling out with former Hoops boss Gordon Strachan last season, resulting in a two-week suspension.

The 23-year-old midfielder has admitted that the unsavoury episode at the turn of the year was a 'real low point' in his career, but insists he is now looking to move on.

With Tony Mowbray installed as the new manager at Parkhead this summer, McGeady is keen to turn his full focus back to his football and concentrate on recapturing the form which has made him one of Europe's most exciting frontmen.

"When you get a new manager it's always going to be a new start," he 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 since the former West Brom coach arrived in Glasgow and expects Celtic to enjoy a productive period under his guidance.

"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 added.

"He gets his points across at training and all the boys have been very happy with the way things have gone."

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