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Author: Taran Dhamrait - Fri 18 Jun 21

Experienced centre-half Shane Killock is the latest player to join Celtic ahead of the 21/22 season.

The 32-year-old joins the club after a brief spell at Buxton, who he had joined from Alfreton Town last season.

Shane began his career at Huddersfield Town before entering non-league with Ossett Albion at just 15 years of age.

He re-joined Huddersfield Town’s academy and made his first-team debut in a league game vs Crewe Alexandra in 2007.

The defender had loan spells at Hyde, Harrogate Town and Oxford United before making the latter of those moves permanent in 2009.

He then spent three years at AFC Telford United making over 130 appearances as club captain, earning promotion to the National League.

Next up was a return to former loan club Harrogate Town where Shane made 78 appearances before joining Bradford Park Avenue in 2016 where he featured in 91 games, scoring eight goals.

Most recently at Alfreton Town and Buxton, Shane brings with him lots of experience which Manager Simon Haworth echoed, he said: “It was an opportunity and Shane wanted to come on board.

“It strengthens us, he’s left-footed and we look strong now at centre-back. We are probably going to look at playing with a back three and we have some good quality and depth now in defence.

“We have some good young players in Connor O’Grady and Luke Barlow and Ioan who has a bit more experience.

“And then with Steve (O’Halloran) and Shane, they will be a real help for them boys.”

Shane was delighted to have joined Celtic and expressed his desire to succeed, he said :”I spoke to Simon a few weeks ago. I liked what he had to say, it’s always been a good club and I have played here many times before in my career.

“We’ve got the makings of a decent squad and I am genuinely excited about what we can do.

“I don’t just like to come to clubs that are going to pot around and go through the motions, I want to come and try and win.

“I’m a bit older now but I still have the appetite for the game, I still have the desire and hunger to win.

“I’d like to think that I can pass off some of my experience to the younger lads but likewise I can learn off them, you are never too old to learn.”

Welcome to Celtic, Shane!

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