Luis Palma was only at Celtic for a matter of days before jetting off to Miami training and then on to Jamaica for upcoming duties with Honduras.

Palma signed for the Bhoys from Greek side Aris FC in the final days of the summer transfer window. Although he trained and was named in the matchday squad for last weekend’s derby victory, he is yet to make his debut.

That will come quickly after the international break and the winger has now shared his joy with Honduran media at signing up with the Scottish champions.

Asked how he felt about move to the UK and Celtic, Palma told El Heraldo: “Yes, very happy. Thank God now I was given the opportunity to be at Celtic.

On the short turnaround between moving to Glasgow and representing his country, Palma added: “It is a privilege for me to be chosen. The change of scenery I had with Celtic, I spent a few days training and I was very happy and joyful.”

The Honduran was also asked about becoming one of the most high-profile players in his country and if that will now bring added pressure. But Palma is keeping a level head, stating: “I don’t know if I consider myself that way, I am a player who works for me, for my family, for the Honduran people and for the Honduran National Team. A lot is expected of me and I hope to God that it turns out well for all of us.”

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Honduras take on Jamaica this evening before hosting Grenada in the early hours of Wednesday UK time. Both matches are in the CONCACAF Nations League.

That makes it tight for him to return to contention for the Celtic game against Dundee, so his big debut could well come away to Feyenoord. That’d be quite the stage to arrive on.

In other news, Martin O’Neill notes “really huge blow” to Rangers beyond derby defeat to Celtic.

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