The news that Paul McStay is set to return to Celtic Park to help lead the trophy day celebrations against Hearts on Sunday has gone down well with the Hoops support.
Supporters on social media in particular were thrilled with the news that the former Hoops skipper will be presenting the league trophy to current skipper Scott Brown.
One fan went as far as to say that McStay was his ‘hero’.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the news that the player known as ‘The Maestro’ would be returning to Celtic Park.
All time hero 💚👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— d (@db230176) May 16, 2019
My favourite player
Can’t wait to see him back in paradise
— John Durick (@jthd75) May 16, 2019
My hero… reason I am a Celtic fan. #Maestro
— 𝙎𝘾𝙊𝙏𝙏𝙔 𝙂 (@7govscott) May 16, 2019
Brilliant stuff. Well done
— henrik67 (@celtic_henrik) May 16, 2019
Best centre mid I’ve ever seen in the hoops
— Patrick Smyth (@pat5410) May 16, 2019
Absolute legend. When I was a kid McStay was my Celtic hero. Great to see him lead out this great team 🍀HH
— Frazerbhoy1888 (@frazerbhoy1888) May 16, 2019
— Steven Blevins (@Pelter14) May 16, 2019
McStay’s best season in the Hoops was probably the 1988 centenary season. The Hoops, under new manager Billy McNeill won a league and cup double up against Graeme Souness’ Rangers.
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He was the focal point of the side, and helped the Hoops win a title few would have thought possible at the start of the season.
McStay has mostly kept out of the public eye since retiring from the Hoops in 1997. That will be another reason why fans are so excited that he is returning to the club.
On his day he would have thrived in the current Celtic side. Hopefully McStay’s return will inspire the Hoops to turn in a performance that the midfielder would be proud of.