Former Nottingham Forest and Celtic ace Kelvin Wilson has told the Celtic Huddle podcast that the Hoops missed a trick by not signing Scott McKenna.

The centre-back joined the Reds in the summer from Aberdeen and has taken well to English football.

McKenna has endured some rotten luck with injuries during his maiden campaign but has looked a good signing.

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The 24-year-old has played 15 times for the Reds but has sat out the last seven matches with an ankle problem.

Wilson thinks Celtic should have done more to sign the international enforcer.

He told the Celtic Huddle Podcast: “I watch quite a bit of Forest being down in Nottingham and I think they missed the boat with Scott McKenna.

“I think with him being at Aberdeen, he’s a proven Scottish Premiership, good, centre-half and Forest got him for about £3 million.

“I don’t understand why Celtic didn’t go for him. I’m sure he’d have gone there being a Scottish boy himself.


“They should have pushed the boat out to land him.”

Celtic’s loss is Forest’s gain

His fitness concerns are proving a bit of a concern but McKenna has still proved a decent addition.

He played plenty of games for Aberdeen and Forest supporters will hope his current problem clears soon.

The Reds paid a fee for the Dons man and at 24 he should have plenty of years left ahead of him.

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It’s fair to suggest that he might have welcomed a move to Celtic but he looks like a player capable of doing well in England.

In his absence Joe Worrall has struck up a decent partnership with Tobias Figueiredo and McKenna will have to fight for his place back.

Next season could be a big one for the Scotland international and a partnership with Worrall seems a mouthwatering proposition.

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