Alex Bruce claims a return to Celtic this summer would “tick a lot of boxes” for Wigan goalkeeper David Marshall.

The former Kilmarnock and Wigan defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has revealed that the Glasgow-born shot-stopper, who came through the youth ranks at Parkhead, still resides in the city.

As reported by the Scottish Sun, the 35-year-old has been identified as a potential target by manager Neil Lennon as he looks to sign a first-team goalkeeper for next season.

The Hoops currently only have Scott Bain in terms of senior goalkeepers, with last season’s number one Fraser Forster back at Southampton after his loan spell.

Bruce believes that Marshall, who saw current side Wigan go into administration on Wednesday, could be tempted to make the move back north of the border should Celtic come calling.

Bruce told Football Insider: “I know Marshy lives in Glasgow so it would probably tick a lot of boxes for him in terms of location, his family as well.

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“He’s obviously proved himself to be a good goalkeeper over the years so that would be one worth keeping an eye on.” 

Marshall played 28 times for Celtic between 2004 and 2006 before he left for Norwich City in 2007.

The 33-cap Scotland international has made 34 appearances for Wigan this season, with seven successive clean sheets under his belt in their most recent games.

In other Celtic news, Frank McAvennie has told Football Insider his old club are on the verge of a sensational new signing.

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