New Celtic signing Charlie Mulgrew admits he is delighted to return to the club where he started his career.
The 24-year-old left-back departed the club four years ago after failing to force his way into the first team under former manager Gordon Strachan.
Since leaving Parkhead, Mulgrew has had spells at Wolves and Aberdeen, as well as loan stints at Dundee United and Southend.
New Hoops boss Neil Lennon saw enough to convince him that Mulgrew deserved another chance at the club, and despite interest from Sheffield United, the defender admits he did not have to think twice about a return.
"To be fair, once I left Celtic I thought that was it," he said.
"It's not very often a player comes back to a club like this but it was up to me to work hard, play the best I could and believe I could get back to this sort of level and I'm just delighted to be here.
"I was pretty close to signing for Sheffield United to be honest, but when this came calling there was no doubt where I was going.
"It's good to be back. It's been on-going for a couple of weeks now and I'm happy to be back.
"Growing up a Celtic fan it was a dream move and I'm delighted."