Former Celtic winger outlines his goals in Scottish football after 12 years away

By David Walton

June 26, 2022

Former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady has outlined his goals in Scottish football as he stated that he’s targeting silverware and looking to challenge at the top end of the table.

McGeady is back in Scotland after spending 12 years away from the game up here. Indeed, his ventures have instead taken him to Russia and England as he’s enjoyed both UCL and EPL experience since leaving Celtic Park back in 2010.

At 36, Aiden has decided that the time is right to move back up to Scotland. And given the experience he now has to his name, it looks like a fantastic signing from a Hibs perspective.

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McGeady has been speaking about his goals and what he wants to achieve in Edinburgh, and clearly he isn’t here to sit around and settle for top 6 finishes in Leith.

As quoted by the Daily Record, McGeady said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be here. As soon as I spoke to Lee Johnson it was an absolute no-brainer for me. I always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to come back to Scotland. Especially after Sunderland, to be honest I don’t think there could have been a better fit. It has always been a club that I have had slight affiliation towards, I don’t know why.

“Last season was a difficult season for the club, but the aim for this season needs to be to finish as high as possible in the league. We need to improve on last season that is for sure, but I want to win things, I am here to win trophies and push Celtic and Rangers all the way.”

Aiden McGeady will likely be a big threat next season – including against Celtic

It’s great having McGeady back in Scottish football once more. Especially considering how big of a success he was at Parkhead before his move to Spartak Moscow.

However, at the same time, he’s going to be a major threat to everyone in the division next term. Hibs haven’t bagged an over-the-hill winger who’s run out of his creative juice. McGeady is anything but done and a return to Scotland will likely see him maximise his impact.

Let’s not forget that it wasn’t long ago that McGeady was captaining Sunderland during their League One days. He can still do plenty of damage in the Scottish top flight.

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Hibs will be putting plenty of emphasis on him to be their main creative spark next term. Even when they play against Celtic too. He suddenly becomes a player we have to keep our eye on.

But it’s just brilliant having him back up here in some capacity. He’ll likely light up the division next season as he looks to end his career on a high note.

All the best to Aiden at Easter Road. Just so long as he has quiet games against us of course!

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