By Frank McAvennie

30th Oct, 2020 | 7:00am

'Great signing' - Exclusive: Pundit wowed by latest Celtic recruit

Frank McAvennie waxed lyrical about latest Celtic signing Diego Laxalt and hailed the defender’s “never-say-die attitude”.

The former Hoops and St Mirren striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, questioned whether some of the other members of the current squad understand the importance of this potentially historic season.

Laxalt, 27, has started all four of Celtic’s games since arriving on a season-long loan deal from AC Milan earlier this month, including last night’s Europa League clash against Lille.

He has been utilised at both left wing-back and left-back as Neil Lennon has tinkered with his formation in light of the Bhoys’ current defensive problems.

The Uruguayan’s arrival has pushed Greg Taylor out of the side, the Scotland international receiving criticism from some quarters for his performances in the opening stages of the 2020/21 campaign.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the summer arrival, McAvennie said:

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“I really like the boy Laxalt. I like him a lot.

“He gets about and puts a tackle in and I like that. He has that never-say-die attitude which is a very good sign. It looks like he will prove to be a great signing.

“I know is it not the same as when I played but I look at some of these boys and I think, ‘Do you know how important this year is?’

“If I was playing this year I would be fighting for absolutely everything.”

In other Celtic news, Noel Whelan shares verdict on the potential sacking of Neil Lennon after critical update.