By Danny Wright
Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to urge Brendan Rodgers to sign up West Brom winger James McClean after his international heroics on Monday night.
McClean, 28, scored the only goal of the game in the Republic of Ireland’s 1-0 win over Wales, to book their spots in the World Cup qualifier play-offs in November.
The winner between the two sides on Monday was assured of getting at least a play-off spot in their qualifier group and there’s no doubt that McClean will have written himself into Irish football folklore with his second-half strike.
The Premier League flyer makes no secret of his support for Celtic and shares strong political and religious beliefs that are commonly associated with the Scottish champions.
Now, the Hoops fans are more eager than ever to see the West Brom ace in their famous green and white kit in the near future, with one even crying out to Brendan Rodgers to “make it happen”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Me too, would love to see McClean in the hoops. Fantastic work ethic on the park, he's all over the pitch and comes up with winning goal! Celtic material! ✅
— Pajo87 (@patrick_mcatee) October 9, 2017
It'll be an absolute travesty if James McClean doesn't end up playing for Celtic. Dunno where he'd fit in but just make it happen Brendan
— Franco (@ToniMcFadden67) October 9, 2017
Can Celtic just hurry up and sign James McClean. Beautiful human being.
— Ciaran Headridge (@CiaranHeadridge) October 9, 2017
I hope we sign James McClean in January
— SM (@SM1967_) October 9, 2017
McClean isn’t really known for his technical abilities, but few can underestimate his hard work and ability to put his body on the line to help aid a result for his side.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis is a big fan of the ex-Sunderland winger, but he has recently dropped down the pecking order at the Hawthorns.
He started the first two Premier League games this term, but has since been named on the bench for the last five fixtures by Pulis.