First published by celtsarehere.com
The former Hibs manager admitted he wasn’t surprised and admitted he thinks its a matter of ‘when’ and not if’ the player heads to Celtic.
Speaking now as the St Mirren boss, the former Celtic defender hopes the move happens.
“I’m not surprised Celtic are actively pursuing John but I am surprised that there hasn’t been more interest. “His quality is undoubted and I don’t think there is any question about that. I think it’s always been a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’.
“He’s not my player so I don’t think Neil Lennon would want me to say too much with the way it is at the moment and the fact they have a big game in Europe. “Whatever happens I wish him all the best and both parties get what they want out of the deal.”