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Freddie delight at Bhoys switch

Swedish ace keen to impress Parkhead faithful

Last Updated: 31/12/10 11:56am

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Celtic's newest signing Freddie Ljungberg is delighted to join the SPL giants and is hopeful of making his debut against Rangers.

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The Swedish veteran has signed a deal for the remainder of the season after a spell in MLS with Chicago Fire and Seattle Sounders.

Ljungberg has been handed Celtic's No.7 shirt and he is naturally eager and keen to give his best for the Parkhead outfit.

The former Arsenal and West Ham man missed the passion of fans while in America and is relishing playing for Celtic's partisan support.

"When I was at Arsenal I had Ian Wright's number and he was a legend there," stated Ljungberg.

"I'll try to do the same here with the No.7 shirt - to wear it with pride and do my best.


"In America the league is much better than it gets credit for but Celtic are a massive club and what I missed the most in America was the passion for the sport.

"If you're looking for passion then it's here. There is great support. The fans and the passion are very good here and it's a great team.

"Celtic is a very big club with great management staff too."

Hoops boss Neil Lennon has confirmed Ljungberg is in contention to feature in Sunday's much-anticipated Old Firm derby with Rangers.

"It's a tough question because he hasn't played much football since October but obviously he's still in great condition and he's come through the medical, which is quite stringent here, with no problems at all," explained Lennon. "He is in contention."

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