Some of the Celtic squad have been taking part in a special challenge at Lennoxtown during the international break, in partnership with EA Sports and their latest video game FC 24.
Greg Taylor, Alistair Johnston, Matt O’Riley and Anthony Ralston were all tasked with uncovering the squad’s ratings in the new edition of the football gaming franchise, which was formerly known as FIFA.
On uncovering the players from penalty kicks, the quartet were then tasked with building their ultimate Celtic five-a-side team. The video was uploaded to the club’s official YouTube account and is fun to watch.
Greg Taylor, rated at a gold 75, was delighted to find out his rating, saying: “The wee man, gold as well! Come on, we’re happy with that!”
Anthony Ralston meanwhile was eager to stick up for his new teammate Odin Thiago Holm, who was given a stingy 64 rating – the lowest in the entire squad alongside Rocco Vata.
Ralston said: “I just want to say on behalf of Odin, this is completely disrespectful, he’s worth a lot more than that!”
The group also thought the game’s ‘Relentless’ designation for Daizen Maeda was spot on, while some questioned Callum McGregor’s ‘Finesse Shot’ trait.
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McGregor is actually the highest-rated player in the entire Celtic squad on the game, coming in at 79, with Reo Hatate close behind on 78 and Kyogo Furuhashi on 77.
The rest fall between 64 and that 77 mark with Cameron Carter-Vickers and Matt O’Riley also getting gold ratings at 75+.
The game, released on all platforms on September 29th, will also give fans the first chance to play at a fully realistic and virtual Celtic Park – something that regular players have been asking for, for a long time.