New Celtic signing Kelvin Wilson denies rift with Billy Davies

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NEW Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson today admitted relief that his five-month wait to officially arrive at Parkhead has ended.

• Kelvin Wilson appeared before the media at Parkhead today. Picture: SNS

The 25-year-old was sidelined at Nottingham Forest by manager Billy Davies after he signed a pre-contract agreement with the Glasgow club in January.

Wilson today denied any problem with Davies and said he was just happy to be getting his career back on track.

He said: "It has been hard because your heart is somewhere else.

"Forest understood that. January was probably the right time to come but I didn't come and it was hard for Forest and for me.

"I had four great years there, I enjoyed it and got on with everyone and I left on good terms.

"I always got on with him (Davies). He signed me at Preston and then he got the job at Forest, so I always got on with him.

"He made it clear that if players wanted to move on they could move on but I don't know what went on between the two clubs, I'm just a player.

"But I'm delighted that it's all sorted and I am here now and I'm looking forward to it, I am delighted.

"I am obviously not match fit but that won't take long."