Gary Hooper praise for Paddy McCourt

Celtic striker Gary Hooper has lauded the ability of team-mate Paddy McCourt.

Hooper, who has scored 11 times in 12 appearances since joining Celtic from Scunthorpe, has been impressed by the Northern Ireland international, who has made a habit of scoring spectacular solo strikes and repeated the feat in the recent 2-2 draw with Inverness at Parkhead.

Hooper told the Celtic View: "He is ridiculous. He does it in training every day as well so he just takes it from the training to the game and showed it again in the Inverness game.

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"Obviously I have seen world-class players do it, but I haven't seen anyone like Paddy from people I have played with.

"He just goes past players like they are not there. He is a great player to have in the team."