Caldwell warns McGeady
Defender expects winger to stay put
Last Updated: December 29, 2008 8:43am
Caldwell: Backing for manager
Celtic defender Gary Caldwell has called on team-mate Aiden McGeady to accept Gordon Strachan's rules.
McGeady's future at Celtic has been the subject of intense speculation following his much publicised bust-up with Strachan earlier this month.
The Republic of Ireland international was suspended for two weeks by the club for the altercation and he missed the weekend win over Rangers as a result of the ban.
McGeady is set to return to training this week and Caldwell has warned the winger all players must adhere to Strachan's decisions.
"He is the manager and we are the players. We have to do our job on the park. His decision is final, you do what he tells you," Caldwell told the Daily Record.
"I think that is how it works in any walk of life, it is certainly how we work as players.
"Aiden will come back in, he'll get back with the lads and he will become part of the unit. There is no divide within the dressing room.
"We have won the last three titles as a team and we hope to win this one as a team.
"I don't know if he'll regret it. You'd have to ask Aiden. All we know is that he is a great player. We'd rather have him in the team than not."
HistoryCaldwell is also confident McGeady will remain with the club despite being linked with a move to England.
"I don't think Aiden will go. The situation has been handled and it's in the past," added Caldwell.
"We will all move on, Aiden will move on and have another couple of years or however long he has left on his deal at Celtic."