Ian Wright only spent four months at Celtic but it appears we left a permanent impression with the Arsenal legend.
It was a horrible time to be a Celtic fan, We weren’t doing well under John Barnes and Wright came in to try and fill a massive Henrik Larsson shaped hole in the team when the striker broke his leg.
It was an ill-fated move but you wouldn’t know that by the way he spoke about his brief time at the club during an interview about shirts he wore throughout his career.
The Englishman spoke about idolising Danny McGrain and Kenny Dalglish when he was younger. Coming into Celtic and wearing the shirt meant a great deal to him.
The Celtic Wiki is a great source of information for all Celtic fans. We selves into their archives to bring up Ian Wright’s Celtic stint.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright’s brief but painful Celtic career will always be connected with one of the most demoralising nights in Celtic’s history.
Wright was in the twilight of an impressive career when he moved to Glasgow in October 2000 on a short term deal from West Ham United.
The striker had been on loan at Nottingham Forest when Celtic boss John Barnes – an ex-England colleague of Wright – came calling in search of a replacement for the injured Henrik Larsson.
The player scored three goals in 5 starts for the club.
When people tell you about the bad days, this was not long after we stopped ten in a row but we were still finding our way before Martin O’Neill would come in and change everything.