With the Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern still celebrating their breaking of a 100-year record, life is pretty good for them right now. Indeed, with a fight for the Europa League still on, these are happy times for the Bhoys in our bar.
Well, for most of them. According to the Daily Record, Parkhead star Johnny Hayes has been dealt a major blow ahead of a truly huge game, with the winger reportedly cut from the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of their World Cup Play-Off with Denmark.
The former Aberdeen man has endured a difficult time of things thus far after moving to his boyhood heroes over the course of the summer and it looks to have had an impact on his international career. As Celtic legend Martin O’Neill prepares for one of the biggest games in his career, the 30-year-old has been cut from the squad.
With more dynamic options available to Ireland, it may be an end to Hayes’ international career.
Not the most popular signing over the summer, leaving Aberdeen seems to have been a mistake for Hayes. Seemingly out of the picture for both club and country, these are difficult times for the winger, who should probably look to leave in January.