David Potter’s Celtic Player of the Day, No.21 – Stuart Armstrong

This fellow radiated class. He was an Invernessian by birth, went to school in Aberdeen and came to Celtic from Tannadice in Dundee in 2015 when Dundee United were indulging in a crazy period of asset stripping, and wondered why their crowds dropped and why they were relegated!

 Stuart Armstrong of Celtic celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic at Tynecastle Stadium on April 2, 2017 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Stuart was a fine midfield player with the ability to score goals. He was strong, fast running and powerful, a good ball winner and a good distributor, and played a large part in Celtic winning the League in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well was finishing off the job in 2015.

He also won two League Cup and two Scottish Cup medals. His best season was the “Invincible” one of 2017/18 in which he was an integral part to the sustained success, but the funniest moment of his career was the game at Inverness in March 2017 when Celtic were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box.

As he prepared to take it, the players lined up and the usual arm wrestling and jostling started, and it went on for a good few minute while referee Andrew Dallas tried to sort it out. All this time, Stuart waited patiently hands on hips, until he was at last allowed to take it. He did so, and scored, the Inverness defenders having apparently forgotten that their job was to stop the goal, not wrestle with the Celtic defenders!

In 2018 he made the decision to join Southampton. It is difficult to believe that this was a better decision than staying with Celtic but the money would have been better. His brilliant Celtic song and all his goals playing for Celtic are shown below.

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I am Celtic author and historian and write for The Celtic Star. I live in Kirkcaldy and have followed Celtic all my life, having seen them first at Dundee in March 1958. I am a retired teacher and my other interests are cricket, drama and the poetry of Robert Burns.

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